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Employee Stress, when not managed well, can be detrimental to employee Productivity and Retention!

By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ Future of Work with HR KPIs expertise

💡 Stress affects all of us differently and can be good, bad, or neither. Some people thrive on it, others wilt.

☝️ Organizations need to recognize that stress can function as a motivator or paralyzer when it comes to optimal employee functioning. It means that some people love fire drills and others are paralyzed by them.

💪 Employees who thrive in times of stress are more likely to be engaged, resilient, and motivated than those who feel overloaded, according to a new interesting research published by ADP Research Institute® using data from a sample of 40,000 US survey respondents into three groups of workers: The Thriving, the Rattled and the Overloaded.

✅Definition of Stress: Eustress and Distress

Difference between Eustress and Distress

Researchers examined stress from two perspectives: Eustress and distress. They defined Eustress as a positive or beneficial type of stress, such as the adrenaline rush of a challenging deadline. And they defined Distress, of course, as the negative opposite, the kind of pressure that leads to less productivity, not more.

Deadlines, for example, are stressful, but they’re anticipated. Many workers happily rise to the occasion under time pressure. If a deadline is moved up, however, work suddenly accelerates.

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