Is Your Workplace Killing You?

How toxic is a bad job? Workplace stress might be affecting your health more than you think. It turns out that 120,000 of us will die from job related stress this year, according to research. Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor of Organizational Behavior, Jeffrey Pfeffer, talks about the costs to you and the company you work for — and how making changes could be good for both.


For reflection alone or together: 

Pfeffer identifies "exposures" that increase work-related and chronic stress and negatively affect individual well-being. What "exposures" have you seen in yours or others' work environments? 

What changes in your workplace would decrease the "social pollution" of the workplace? How might you participate in efforts to change your workplace? 

Next week: Building your team, strength by strength