Is Productivity Down?
Staff Dropping The Ball?
You Are Not Alone!
- Fairleigh Dickinson University — 3 out of 4 employees were stressed to the tune of $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers’ compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses, while the World Health Organization places it closer to $300 billion.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) — 75% of all health care spending is on preventable chronic illnesses.
American Academy of Family Physicians — 2/3 of doctor visits is for stress-related conditions.
Harvard Business School — U.S. employer’s pay 200-300% more for the indirect costs of health care than they do on actual health care payments.
Just How Much Is Your Business Losing?
- Income — due to ill employees and costs of temporary staff
- New clients or orders
- Medical benefit expenditures
Wellness Programs Are Good Business
Wellness Council of America — Programs reduce sick-leave absenteeism by 26.8 %; health costs by 26%; worker’s compensation & disability claims costs by 32 %, while gaining $5.81 for every dollar invested in health management programs.
Universities of Oregon, Massachusetts, Harvard, and the National Health Institute — all find meditation increases workplace productivity.