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Information Technology Division of a Large Healthcare Organization

Stress Reduction Information Technology

Recognizing the effects stress was having on the health of its employees, the IT Division provided Inner Balance devices to help staff learn meaningful stress reduction practices with the hope of decreasing negative long-term effects of stress in the workplace. This effort evolved into a pilot project to see if improvements were significant enough to purchase devices for the entire organization.


Goals for the pilot project:

  • Increase employee retention
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Increase employee productivity

Significant Results:

  Pre Post Change
    (8wks)  
Stress – Scale 0 to 100      
How stressed you have been in the past month? 50% 23% 27%
Intention to Quit      
I feel like quitting my job 6% 2% 4%
Relational Tension – Subscale      
There is tension between management and staff 14% 2% 12%
Pressures of Life – Subscale      
I feel there is never enough time 40% 20% 20%
I feel conflict between work and personal priorities 11% 3% 8%
It takes a lot of effort to sustain my performance level 20% 11% 9%
Fatigue – Subscale      
Fatigued 29% 12% 17%
Exhausted 23% 8% 15%
My sleep is inadequate 33% 18% 15%
Anxiety & Depression – Subscale      
Anxious 25% 6% 19%

Comment:

We were shocked at the results, since the pilot group already had some of the highest employee retention percentages in the organization and employee engagement scores well above the National Healthcare Average. The pilot started two months before upgrading our electronic medical record and post survey results were literally taken during our final week of onsite support for the upgrade. From our perspective, that in and of itself is a testament to the benefits of Inner Balance in reducing stress and building personal resilience.
IT Director

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