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66 per cent say bad management is leading cause of workplace stress

Thu, 06 Oct 2016

A survey of 1,200 UK workers has found that two thirds blame poor management as the main cause of stress in the workplace, with 53 per cent claiming that stress is a problem within their company.

The survey was conducted by CV Library, and found that a rather concerning 62 per cent feel their managers look down on workers who are stressed, while 57 per cent do not believe they receive the support they need to manage workplace stress.

Low workplace morale was a cause of stress for 38 per cent, heavy workloads for 34 per cent, and long working hours for 29 per cent.

"Our findings reveal the true extent of workplace stress across UK organisations and the impact that poor management has on workers’ wellbeing. As a nation, we are battling with heavier workloads and longer working hours and this is resulting in a poor work/life balance for many," said Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.

"While it can be difficult to take a step back from work, especially with an increasing amount of technology at our fingertips, creating a balance between our professional and personal lives is important.

"For employers, high stress levels not only impact overall productivity, but can also place organisations in a compromising position, as workers under a great amount of strain are more likely to turn on their heels and look for a better working environment elsewhere," he continued.
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