TITLE

Poor work design and organisation a contributor to heart disease

PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Management Services;Jul2002, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A stressful working environment can result in coronary heart disease. This is the result of a research by the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain. The report examined the influence of job demands, the amount of say people have over how their work is done, support from managers and colleagues, and an imbalance in the effort people put into work with the rewards they get from it on physical health. These factors are associated to how stressful people find their work. The results, however, are applicable to a much broader groups of workers than just civil servants.
ACCESSION #
11511149

 

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