Toxic Workplaces Are the 5th Leading Cause of Death According to New Stanford Research

When we first read this title, it reinforced our why. The statistics for depression, suicide, harassment, isolation, loneliness, and diseases have increased dramatically in the last few decades. According to Jeffrey Pfeferr‘s research, a  Standford Professor and author of the book “Dying for a Paycheck”, the mismanagement of workforces causes more than 120,000 deaths a year and accounts for 5 to 8 percent of annual healthcare costs. He cites conditions like excessive work hours, work-family conflict, lack of health insurance, and lack of control and autonomy.

Creating and inspiring loving human connections may seem simple but it’s exactly what the world, especially the workplace, needs right now. We–business owners, Leaders, teams–have a responsibility and obligation to create the best workplace experience possible.

To learn more about this study and what you can do to start elevating the life experience at work, click here.

BONUS: Here’s a video interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer on “This Week In Startups”.

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Lorie Corcuera