It doesn’t take an MIT engineering whiz to tell you that stress is a serious problem. But it might open your eyes to learn that even MIT brings puppy therapy onto its campus to reduce students’ anxiety and the negative, sometimes nonobvious consequences of stress.
As an employer, you can’t necessarily turn your workplace into a playroom for romping pooches, but you do need to think creatively about ways to combat job-related stress. After all, despite it being a naturally occurring phenomenon, it’s causing everything from tension headaches to hair loss to high blood pressure.
And those are just the more noticeable, easily measurable effects.