Stress and ROI

You may be wondering, what does the acronym ROI stand for?

For some, it may mean Running On Intuition, or any number of other meaningful statements.

Running On Intuition is the title of next week’s blog, where we will explore the power of your ‘gut brain’ as a major resource in supporting you to destress.

Now, back to this week’s ROI. What’s this all about?

This ROI = Return On Investment. This is major for any business, organisation, government or even households. The latter have been referred to as micro businesses, as households also need to budget, and in turn, get the best ROI for the money they spend.

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There is considerable academic evidence that properly diagnosing the sources of stress in an organisation, followed by undertaking primary interventions to remove or reduce the stressors provide an organisation with the greatest value for the investment.

This was quantified in late 2014 by the federally funded Pricewaterhouse Coopers return on investment analysis that concluded that every $1.00 spent on effective workplace mental health interventions (stress management) generates $2.30 in benefits to the organisation.

In 2012 the British medical publication, The Lancet, stated in an article that healthy employeesare three times more productivethan unhealthy employees.

Mental stress is a significant issue for employees, employers and the broader economy and needs to be dealt with at an organisational level as well as at an individual level. Many organisations focus on helping individuals cope better with stress rather than dealing with the source of job stressors. However, research has shown that helping employees learn stress coping techniques may only have short-term success—it is not a long term solution. The better option is to reduce the sources of workplace stress at an organisational level. This has been shown to have long-term benefits for the employees and the organisation as a whole.(Guthrie et al. 2010; Ford 2004; and Noblet&LaMontagne 2006)

Mental stress claims are four times more common in the public service than with other employers. It is noted that many of these public service roles include tasks that are inherently stressful.

Workplace stress surveys find less bias by profession, industry or sector, but conclude that the stress experienced is greater within large organisations and as seniority of a role increases.

There is considerable academic evidence that properly diagnosing the sources of stress in an organisation, followed by undertaking primary interventions to remove or reduce the stressors, provide an organisation with the greatest value for their investment.

The image at the start of this blog refers to three key elements in life… health, wealth and happiness.

Healthy businesses usually create an environment where management and employees are happy and the ROI in caring for people results in wealth being generated for the business.

If you would like to immerse yourself in two days of creating your own unique Stress Management Toolkit with tools and strategies that build your resilience and teach you how to convert ‘bad stress’ into ‘good stress’, then join us in Brisbane on 22&23 October for the Stress to Strength Experience Workshop. We have a fantastic team of qualified Stress Management Practitioners who will guide and mentor you through the processes. Plus you’ll have lots of fun and go home relaxed and de-stressed.

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