Stress is a common factor of work.
But we know that too much stress is bad for our health, particularly our mental health.
Stress is actually becoming the largest health and safety issue at work, working to take over the #1 spot from back pain.
The insidious thing about a work environment with too much stress is that the medical issues it causes are both mental and physical.
Stress is responsible for health symptoms such as headaches and migraines, shorter tempers, depression, blood pressure problems, and a compromised immune system.
While some offices are starting to understand that they need to help employees manage stress, but most leave it up to the employee to cope on their own.