Employers know that workplace stress can lead to burnout, a situation best avoided! But stressors outside of the workplace can also cause problems within the workplace. Employers should be aware of the common life stressors that could significantly impact employee productivity and have ways to reduce these impacts.
Common Stress Triggers
First, let’s look at some common life events and stress triggers:
- Right now, fears about contracting COVID-19 or about spreading it to loved ones and others unknowingly
- Financial stresses
- Relationship problems or pending divorce proceedings