How employees cope more impactful than the stress they’re under: report

How employees react to stress has a bigger impact on total health than the condition itself, according to a new report from Morneau Shepell Ltd. “Stress itself is not something that is good or bad — it is merely a demand on physical or mental energy,” said Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer for workplace productivity at Morneau Shepell and author of the report. “It’s important that we shift our thinking to better understand the many ways in which an individual can use stress positively, simply by changing their perspective. Ensuring that employees are taking a thoughtful approach to stress and focusing on what they can control can have positive effects on mental and physical health, resulting in increased engagement and productivity.”

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