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To Improve The Well-Being Of A Billion People Around The World, Unilever Is Starting With Its Own Employees

By Carolyn Gregoire

Workplace burnout has become a global epidemic. More than eight in 10 U.S. employees report experiencing stress at work, and stress costs American companies an estimated $300 billion each year. But it goes beyond the U.S.: neurologist Francisco Javier Carod-Artal has called burnout a “global concern” that compromises employee health and organizational effectiveness. Several countries have a specific word for the all-too-common occurrence of death and suicide related to overwork, and across the globe, job stress may be worse for an individual’s heart health than smoking.

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Source: Huffington Post Green