An increasing number of workers compensation 'stress' claims means employers need to know how to reduce the likelihood of these claims and how to manage a claim once it is made. While the total number of cases in NSW is only about 2 percent of all workers compensation claims, stress claimants are on average away from work almost twice as long as other workers compensation claimants. Stress claims cost almost twice as much as an average workers compensation claim.
How can you tell whether your organisation has a stress infection? Organisational stress is a dangerous infection affecting the majority of businesses and organisations today. When cutbacks are combined with unrealistic expectations and reduced autonomy, the workplace environment becomes psycho toxic and dangerous. Ignoring this infection could lead to devastating consequences, affecting the very survival of the organisation.
It was Sunday afternoon and I was exhausted. I stared at my empty suitcases, dreading having to pack again for the week ahead...
You've had a hard day, and despite your best efforts you are stressed. No point denying it, let's just do something about it.
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