The Surprising Way You Can Lower Employee Stress

Can stressed employees do a good job at work?

Novo Nordisk, the company that makes Ozempic and Wegovy, certainly doesn’t seem to think so. According to CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, a stressed employee is an ineffective employee. According to QZ, he said at a recent company meeting that “I don’t think you could run a company if more than 10% of your employees are suffering from stress.”

Novo Nordisk’s internal numbers show that 13.8 percent of employees are suffering from stress. Frankly, this is an already low number. What exactly is Novo Nordisk doing? Have they landed on the secret for reducing employee stress?

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  1. Another way to reduce employee stress – acknowledge employees are hired to do a job that has specified functions and not add additional “goals” to those functions unless the requisite time to achieve those goals is afforded the employee. Too many times I’ve seen where performance is based on achieving goals that are set in addition to the usual job functions with no adjustment of priorities for employees. I attribute that to lack of training for setting goals for employees aside from sales positions.

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