OHM through the ages
In a time of flexible and networking business, our health is put on a test. Above all, our psychological health suffers under these circumstances. Therefore, the cases of psychosocial diseases such as burnout have increased a lot during the last years (DAK, 2015). Furthermore, an alarming increase of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, mostly of older patients, is determined.
Nevertheless, the population becomes older (demographic change) and works longer and this is why employers are facing new problems. The consequences are a higher absence rate and involved financial and performance loss. Besides skills shortage and globalization, the industry 4.0 requires all our attention.
Therefore, it is even more important to see that the employees’ health is the base of entrepreneurial success. It is the only way to maintain and strengthen efficiency and commitment of all employees.
Occupational Health Management is no future strategy – it starts today.