Stress now causing employees to switch careers

Executives call for new management styles

TAMPA, Fla. - Stress in the workplace is something almost every single adult has come across. But experts are now saying it's causing many people to change career paths.

Numbers show 67 percent of employees are disengaged while on the job, 78 percent are unclear on direction and 79 percent say they aren't managed in a way to motivate them.

But there are some things you can do to make your day at work a little bit better.

"If you can take ten minutes to take a walk and think about what's most important, that can go a long way to reducing stress," Karin Hurt, CEO of Let's Grow Leaders and a former Verizon Wireless executive told ABC Action News.

Hurt also recommends talking to managers and coworkers about the issues you may be having as an employee.

Hurt, along with David Dye, an internationally recognized professional speaker and facilitator and founder of Trailblaze, Inc., a Denver-based leadership development business, have recently published a book called Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results— Without Losing Your Soul.

Hurt and Dye say leaders and managers need to develop new techniques because the old ways clearly aren't working any longer. This comes as managers are being pressured to deliver results even faster, they said.

 
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