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Stress in the workplace


Stress in the workplace is the second biggest factor relating to workplace compensation claims in Australia after manual handling. It directly affects business through loss of productivity and absenteeism, which can cost companies over $10 billion per year.

In a work environment, it is the inability to cope with the demands of one's job that causes an employee to feel uneasy and a sense of discomfort while performing their job. The following factors are some causes of stress within the workforce: 

  • Work over load & under load 
  • Hours 
  • Lack of support 
  • Alienation
  • Disciplinary Action 
  • Work/life balance 
  • Organisational culture 
  • Employment status 
  • Threats of job security 
  • Restructuring/ change 
  • Conflict with colleagues 
  • Shift work 
  • Role ambiguity

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