Often, bosses think that pressure on employees will increase their performance, but what actually happens is that it increases fatigue. Researches has shown that high levels of fatigue are associated with a number of costs borne by employers and employees alike.
Fatigue leads to higher healthcare costs for the company. A study found that health care expenses for staff with a high level of fatigue were 46% higher than in similar organizations, but with a lower level of fatigue. Specifically, work fatigue has been associated with coronary heart disease, according to studies that have monitored the relationship between fatigue and the disease in the past. Also, 52% of employees declared that work fatigue has led them to look for a new job, lose a promotion, or quit.
There is a different way to increase productivity without the need to increase effort. New research suggests promoting and spreading a culture of kindness and respect in o companies rather than a culture of extra effort, because, simply, it will not only please employees but increase their productivity. A work environment that lacks bonding and human interaction increases psychological pressure on employees, while positive social relationships at work have shown that they increase employee health, for example by relieving heart and blood pressure and strengthening their immune systems.
Kindness and respect in dealing with others at work is a fundamental pillar needed in the work environment and management culture. But this field of knowledge is still fresh, and scientists are working hard to discover the most effective ways to enhance and develop ways of dealing between employees in the work environment.