8 Warning Signs of Excessive Job Stress

When employees feel overwhelmed at work, they lose confidence and may become irritable or withdrawn. This can make them less productive and less effective in their job, and make the work seem less rewarding.
Some warning signs include:

  • Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed
  • Apathy, loss of interest in work
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Muscle tension or headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Social withdrawal

Common causes of excessive workplace stress can include:

  • Fear of being laid off
  • More overtime due to staff cutbacks
  • Pressure to perform to meet rising expectations but with no increase in job satisfaction
  • Pressure to work at optimum levels all the time!

If employers avoid these warning signs of work stress, they can lead to bigger health issues and problems. Learn more about Well Street’s Healthy Stress Program or contact us today for more details.