Majority of employers contributing to 'Burn-out Britain.'

November 2004
Management Services;Nov2004, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p3
Academic Journal
This articles discusses a 2004 Croner survey on work-related stress management in Great Britain. The survey found that eight out of ten employers are failing to manage work-related stress. Following the news that more than half of 25 to 35-year-olds are having a quarter-life crisis, seventy-nine percent of health and safety professionals polled by Croner have not taken any action to implement the stress management standards introduced by the Health and Safety Executive in 2003. The Health and Safety Executive identifies six sources of stress, thought to contribute to workplace stress: demands of the job; control over how to work; support from colleagues and management; working relationships; clarity of role; and organizational change. When the management standards are enforced in late 2004, employers will have to meet a percentage target of staff who must think each standard is being achieved, or the employer will fail an assessment. The survey reveals that only seven percent of organisations have taken any steps to implement the management standards, with 14 percent saying they are currently considering it. Figures show that work-related stress accounts for ninety million working days lost per year, costing businesses &franc;3.7 billion.


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