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Health: How Stress Can Affect Your Life. Destress – Infographic

This infographic provides a deeper look into stress and how it can affect your life.

– Stress in the US has increased 30% over the last three decades.
– 35% of American workers are CHRONICALLY stressed this year Continue reading

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The Impact Of Email On Our Professional And Personal Lifes – Infographic

Like many of the digital tools that keep us connected (Facebook, anyone?) our relationship with email is pretty complicated. On the one hand, we’re able to stay in contact with loved ones, collaborate with others and get work done quickly. But, on the other, its very utility can easily become overwhelming and addicting.

The first email was sent in 1971, and our reliance on it only seems to be growing. The Radicati Group, a tech research firm, projects that by 2013 people around the world will send and receive a total of more than 507 billion messages every single day — more than double the number in 2009. A 2010 Harris interactive poll, however, found that the most emails an average person could reasonably manage in a given day was 50.

Too much email may not just lead to imagined stress, however. An U.S. Army experiment once found that employees who were forced to work without email for five days reported better focus and improved perceptions about their job performance. But that group also reported feeling more isolated.

This all comes via the Internet education portal master-degree-online.com, which scoured sources including The Atlantic and the Population Reference Bureau to compile a slew of statistics about our relationship with email — all of which are presented in the following infographic. Check it out below for the full report. Then, in the comments, share your best tricks for making email overload more manageable.

Source: Mashable.com

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The Signs of Stressed and Overworked Employees – Infographic

Are you stressed at work? You’re not alone: A recent Gallup poll indicates that on-the-job pressure is the top reason for employee dissatisfaction in the American workforce, and nearly half of American workers say their job is “very or extremely stressful.”

And whether you notice it or not, you’re broadcasting clear signs that should indicate to your employer that you are overworked and need a change of pace. The infographic below, developed by Column Five in conjunction with employee wellness company Keas, shows exactly how employees behave when they’ve been pushed to their limits. Workers tend to develop classic symptoms when their workload gets too much to bear, such as poor memory, fatigue and bad time management. They also exhibit odd behaviors, working too much or too little in response to the level of stress in the workplace. Employers should be watching for these key symptoms and redirecting overworked employees to a more manageable situation…Read More

Infographic research and design by Column Five

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