The report, produced by a team of specialist psychologists at Fundación Salud y Persona's business department, gives the key to creating a healthy working environment, in a world where by 2020 anxiety and depression will be the main causes of absence from work according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Statistics Institute) 59% of professionals in Spain suffer from some kind of stress in the workplace. For companies, a healthy workplace is one in which both employees and management work together to implement constant improvements to protect and to promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees.
However, a recent survey carried out by the European Union Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (EU-OSHA), revealed that around 40% of employees do not think stress is managed properly in their workplace.
Recommendations to reduce stress in organisations
The guide points out that pyschosocial risks can be prevented and managed, regardless of the size or type of company. Stress being present in the organisation doesn't imply that the cause is stemming from work: it could be coming from the employee's own personal life.
The guide carries out an analysis of pychosocial risk factors, and includes simple techniques for individuals to try in order to avoid and manage stress.