How Focusing on the ‘Life’ in Work/Life Balance Can Improve Work Productivity

The epidemic of over scheduling, multitasking, and the general overloading of cognitive resources is a recent phenomenon that has fueled an explosion of mental illness and other stress-related diseases, .

In realty, is it really in the best interest of the employer to encourage healthy work-life balance as workplace stress costs US businesses a minimum of $300 billion a year. A stressed-out workforce is indeed a huge financial liability and can make or break a business or institution in unstable economic times. 

The employee must always keep in mind that stress is additive, so in order to avoid stress related mental or physical illness, she must actively simplify and reduce the effects of stress in other parts of her life. New developments in science has shown us that a stressful work environment may cause more in financial losses than originally thought.