For more information, call: 573-331-3000
Researchers at Tufts Medical Center recently released another in a string of studies that find a correlation between employee depression and decreased productivity and higher absenteeism. In fact, depression accounts for greater productivity loss and absenteeism than other health conditions, save musculoskeletal disorders and insomnia – which stress can increase. Troubles managing workload and routines, difficulty performing physical tasks, reduced ability to handle work pace, motivational issues, and fatigue can result from depression and decrease productivity and increase absenteeism.
However, there are measures that can combat and help ward off depression, and encouraging healthy habits among employees can pay off. The Mayo Clinic offers several strategies, including:
For more information on encouraging healthy habits, contact Saint Francis Medical Center's Services to Business at 573-331-5825.
211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, call 573-331-5563.
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