By LIne Bloch, 5. May 2016
This article is a part of a series in 5 parts, taking you through the physics of stress, and how to prevent it. Start here – and dig deeper into each element.
Losing an employee to a long sick-leave due to chronic stress is exactly that: losing. As employer we lose the people and the competences, and as humans and seen from society, we burn out people.
How much a person can handle is individual, but it is known, that combining stressors – as we call the factors that causes stress – increases the risk of getting ill with chronic stress.
But what are the stressors at work? Can we identify what factors in combination or alone would eventually lead to chronic stress? And if we can, is it then evident how to eliminate them?
I believe that the key is found the other way around, so lets look at what creates a motivating, fun and productive workplace. With a little help from Daniel Pink, Simon Sinek, Kolind & Bøtters and Alexander Kjerulf we get this: