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It’s time to speak up about stress…

Source | Linked | By|Maarten Wetselaar

How stressed are you, right now, on a scale of one to 10?

I was recently asked this question by a colleague. I ranked myself 3.5.

I believe some pressure is healthy. And I also believe in that well-known adage: “If you want something done, ask a busy person.”

However, high levels of long-term stress carry huge risks. It can lead to burnout, heart problems or high blood pressure.

At Shell, safety is our number one priority. This includes taking steps to protect both the mental and physical well-bring of everyone who works here. Above all, this is to help ensure quality of life for our people and their families.

Moreover, from a business perspective, I think long-term stress skews judgement and impedes our ability to make clear decisions. We can become too risk averse… or too risk prone.

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