man at desk looking stressed Disengaged employees cost businesses, with overly stressed employees are 37 percent more likely to take days off, 18 percent less productive and produce 15 percent less profitability. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workplace stress and subsequent burnout is plaguing the American workforce and stifling productivity.

Two-thirds of Americans suffer from workplace stress, according to a Gallup poll, and burnout has become so common, the World Health Organization (WHO) has even added it to the International Classification of Diseases. As “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” burnout is something employers have the unique ability to mitigate.

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