Stressed man at work Job orworkplace factors, such as job satisfaction, support from managersor feeling isolated will exert their own influence on productivityvia mental and/or physical health. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workplace productivity owes a lot to thehealth, both physical and mental, of its employees and the supportthe employer provides to employees.

That's according to a new study published in the Journal ofOccupational and Educational Medicine by researchers from VitalityGroup, in partnership with Cambridge University and CharlesUniversity, which finds that health-related issues cause employeesto lose the equivalent of 31.2 working days each year.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.