07 Nov Are you part of the 92%?
If you’re living in Singapore and have trouble sleeping at night, chances are, you’re part of these statistics. Let’s check out our stress report.
According to a Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey done in 2019, a staggering 92 per cent of working Singaporeans report feeling stressed. 8 per cent higher than the global average at 84 per cent. Numerous reports have shown that stress in Singaporeans predominately culminates in the workplace. Certainly, this is an area that we want to score lower in, let’s zoom in on that.
One encouraging fact is that companies in Singapore have been taking steps to combat this problem by introducing wellness programmes; with many offering after-work activities that cater to employees physical well-being. One such example is URA, they hold Pilates and Zumba workshops during lunch breaks and toward the end of the day. That being said, it still seems like there is more that could be done. According to the report, only one third of respondents share that they have formal workplace wellness programmes. Of which more than half of Singaporean women feel that there is still not enough support surrounding this.
Harvard Business Review wrote,
“Fewer jobs pose everyday threats to workers’ physical health and safety, but chronic stress is a specter that haunts us all. More and more employers are focusing on the importance of mental health; across the globe, mental health issues are the leading cause of disability and illness. And recent research shows that workplace culture is the biggest roadblock employees face in their efforts to feel healthier and happier.”
Charlotte Liberman, “What Wellness Programs Don’t Do for Workers”, 14thAug 2019
Companies globally are realising that increasingly, investing in the mental health of their employees not only promotes a healthier working environment, but reduces costs as well. Now, aside from the mental wellness programmes which still come by uncommon, what if you were empowered to make a difference on your own?
Empower Yourself to Make a Difference
In addition to the wellness programmes your office may be offering, equipping yourself as a Stress Management Consultant by expanding the vocabulary that is necessary to help colleagues deal with stress, is an effective way to deal with the rising problem. Investing in these initiatives display your willingness to contribute to your organisation’s collective efforts to grow and better support employees’ needs.
Healthier Workplace, Happier People.
By this point, I’m sure you might be wondering how we could actionably turn our stress report into a more positive score.
Set yourself up with the tools to conduct seminars, talks and workshops on stress management, to help others cope effectively with their stress. DISCcover how to use the strengths of different personalities to overcome stress and build a stress management programme tailored to fit an individual’s style.
Let’s work together to create a healthier workplace!