In 2015, Forbes Magazine reported on stress-health connection studies headlined “Workplace Stress Responsible For Up To $190B In Annual U.S. Healthcare Costs.”
Long and late work hours, high intensity work, the need to manage across borders, unprecedented rates of change caused by technology and organization, and many other forces have a tremendous impact on employees. Thus, companies of any size have recognized that employee health and motivation are important cost factors in running their businesses.
“It’s high time companies start giving back to their employees – and we’re not referring to a plate of cookies or stale croissants every other year.” Abigail Thorpe, Greatist.com, Oct. 2015
Doctors, dentists, and lawyers can easily counter clients’ anxieties by installing breathing pictures in waiting rooms.