Every year over a quarter of the British workforce take time off work due to stress. With work being the third most common cause of stress it's important to keep your employee's morale high. There are stresses outside of work that you will have little or no control over but as an employer you can help improve morale within the workplace.
Why Should You Invest In Stress-Relieving Items?
The British economy loses approximately thirteen million working days every year as a result of stress-related absences. Stress is also linked to a number of other, more serious, illnesses which is why it is so important to combat or maintain stress levels as soon as symptoms start to develop.
So, how would you define stress? The NHS defines it as an emotion felt when an individual feels they are unable to cope with the pressures which have been given to them. There are three different types of stress medically diagnosed: acute, episodic acute and chronic. Each type has its own characteristics and its own severity level:
- Acute stress can be suffered by almost anyone. It's important to treat and manage the condition whilst it is at this stage to ensure it doesn't develop any further.
- Episodic acute stress occurs when someone gets frequent bouts of acute stress, often present in people who take on more responsibilities and tasks than they can handle.
- Chronic stress is considered to be the most severe and this can affect other vital areas of the body, such as the heart.
How Can You Help Ease Stress Within Your Workplace?
Stress has long been a part of everyday life, and whilst some don't suffer as much as others we've all been affected by stress at some point; whether this is directly or indirectly. Consider how many times you've heard someone complaining about stress or the pressures they're under. If you feel any of your employees are stressed, then it's important to do something as quickly as you can maintain staff morale, thus maintaining productivity.
The answer: provide your staff with branded stress balls. This may seem like a very easy answer for such a complex condition, but stress balls have been medically recognised as helping to ease the feeling of stress within the UK population.
How can such a small item help to deal with such a condition? Well, the simple process of squeezing a branded stress ball enables your muscles to relax. It has been medically proven that the continuous squeezing of a stress ball can help to significantly reduce stress.
Our best-selling Low Cost Stress Balls are the perfect stress-relieving item to gift your employees with. Available in a choice of colours and printed with your company logo in up to full colour, your staff will be reaching for these squeezy PU foam balls whenever they feel stressed.
Are you looking for the extra touch to really show your employees that you care about their wellbeing? Look no further than our Stress Love Heart, a handy promotional stress ball in a heart shape and printed with your custom design in up to eye-catching full colour for maximum impact.
Perhaps you would like a branded stress ball that reflects the industry your business operates in. Total merchandise has a range of industry-specific stress toys from stress hard hats to stress lorries, value stress brains to stress houses (you get the idea!). Why not create a promotional stress ball that is different from your competitors with our Bespoke Stress Shapes?!
Pantone matched and made to your specific design requirements these bespoke stress shapes are the perfect way to boost staff morale, all the while flaunting your brand in a unique way. Contact our friendly sales team to get your bespoke quote!
Are you concerned about how stress may affect your business? Take a look through our full range of promotional stress toys for some inspiration and don't forget to fill out our Rapid Quote form!
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