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Dealing With Stress In The Small Business Workplace, Tips From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach

February 17, 2010

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by Glenn Ebersole

It is certainly no secret that stress is a fact of daily life ad is especially true in the small business workplace. And what makes it worse is most small business owners must face the challenges alone or with little or no support systems. A strategic thinking small business owner knows that he or she must be very aware of their own level of stress, as well as the stress levels of their employees because of the potential negative impacts.

How extensive is this stress in the small business workplace? CareerBuilder.com found in a 2006 study of 2,500 American workers that 77% of the workers felt burned out at their jobs. The National Safety Council estimates that US companies lose between $200-$300 billion a year due to absenteeism, tardiness, burnout, decreased productivity, worker’s compensation claims, increased employee turnover, and medical insurance costs resulting from employee work-related stress. And a survey of more than 1,300 workers conducted by Caravan Opinion Research in 2000 found 13% claimed to have personally witnessed “desk rage” or some angry or destructive outburst at the office.

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