An office expert has claimed that companies could be doing more to help reduce stress in the workplace.
Lee Wright, marketing director at office supplier Slingsby, claims that basic improvements to the office environment can have a big effect on the stress level of employees.
Wright recommends that employers should make sure they encourage workers to relax at certain points of the day, taking a break from their work station at some point in the day.
He tells shdlogistics.com: “It’s also important to ensure that nobody in any organisation ever feels guilty about taking a break. People usually perform better after a break, even if it’s only a 15 minute rest, and relaxing the brain can often lead to new ideas and solutions to problems springing to mind.”
Mr Wright also said that it is important employees are comfortable in their working surroundings to reduce stress and that there is enough water to keep them hydrated.
These comments suggest that people currently looking for jobs in London and the rest of the UK may benefit from an employer who offers good wellbeing programmes, which could help them to cope if they find themselves stressed in the workplace.
It was reported this week that those who have a highly stressful job are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, according to livinggreenmag.com.