TITLE

Stress blamed for poor productivity

PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The majority of British businesses are reporting productivity drop as a result of workplace stress according to a survey by Croner, a supplier of business information and advice in Great Britain. As Great Britain continues to be named Europe's hardest working country, the effects of pressure is taking a dramatic toll on employees and the profitability of businesses. In a survey of 100 businesses that use its 24-hour Business Support Helpline, Croner reveals that 65% of callers from senior management have reported employees complaining of stress, with 56% admitting it was affecting their productivity. Stress is an adverse reaction to excessive pressure and if untreated can lead to depression, a nervous break down or heart disease. Croner advice clients to take practical steps to minimize the conditions that lead to employee stress. Businesses should treat stress as a serious issue and make sure that they communicate to employees their commitment to deal with stress. Croner advises managers to have a positive and open attitude towards pressures of work and provide adequate training to enable them to recognize the signs of stress in their employees. Businesses should provide training and resources for all employees so that they can carry out their role with confidence.
ACCESSION #
10948184

 

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