Workplace depression

WorkerDepressioncollage2Depressed workers lose about 5.6 hours of productive time on the job each week, compared with 1.5 hours for workers who are not depressed, according to a June 2003 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

These employees come to work but can’t concentrate.

Yet associated costs of this productivity loss can be far eclipsed by faulty judgement, missed deadlines and failed products that can result from untreated depression in the workplace, particularly among white-collar workers.

Other consequences of depressed workers include:

Low morale
Increased absenteeism
Faulty products
Poor teamwork
Job turnover
Lost productivity
Flawed decision making

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