Self-reported data suggest that up to 72% of American employees experience daily stress and anxiety that interfere with their day-to-day lives. Additionally, 40% report persistent stress or excessive anxiety linked to their jobs. Don’t let workplace anxiety hurt your career.
Workplace stress globally has hit an all-time high. The annual report from Gallup on the state of the global workforce for 2022 has been published. The findings are a cause of worry for employers who are looking to stem the flow of resignations.
Social anxiety at work can take many different forms. It might mean feeling anxious and uncomfortable in social situations with co-workers, or feeling like you can’t speak up in meetings. It might mean feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about your job performance, or worrying that people are talking about you behind your back.
It worries me that there is even a need to ask this question. But truth be told, we have programmed our brains to imitate modern gadgets. We let our brains enjoy the tech equivalents of “sleep mode” and “hibernation” but seldom “shut if off”.
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance has always been a tricky challenge for most employees. This is a greater challenge as working spaces have been confined to our living rooms. Companies worldwide have allowed employees to work from home. Partial work from home or work from anywhere will continue in the post Covid-19 era. How can companies and management help employees manage their work life balance?