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This paper discusses stress management and its importance in workplaces today. The paper looks at how the possibility of stress can lead to absenteeism and low productivity and provides data and statistics on the business costs due to stress of employees. The paper then provides two case studies that document the approach that two companies took to handle the problem of stress suffered by their employees. The paper also suggests that companies adopt a more flexible work schedule and encourage the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle for employees.
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