Consider the current work environment: Industries are competitive and volatile, jobs are demanding and less secure, and technology has blurred any separation between "work" and "life."

This complex mix produces stress, which while an inextricable part of work life, may be the main reason why your employees aren't fully engaged. It's hard to be focused and committed at work – or anywhere else—when you're feeling less than positive, uncomfortable in your environment and overwhelmed. 

Employees identify stress as the number one well-being issue in their lives; employers are not unsympathetic. Change and uncertainty are a given, but helping employees work in the current environment is a priority for many. In addition to the benefits of a positive and productive workplace culture, there is a business case to be made: Stress and its fallout are leading causes of absenteeism, turnover and rising health care costs. In fact, health care expenditures are 50 percent greater for organizations in which stress levels are chronically high.

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