Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stress levels in the workplace rising globallyOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Workplace stress levels are rising across the world with research showingseven out of 10 women would sacrifice income for more time. The research by career management network Arbora shows that a third ofbusinesses internationally have no flexible working policy. Companies with more liberal policies on working hours, telecommuting andbetter work-life balance – mainly in the US and Scandinavia – reported lowerstress levels among staff. The average working week was found to be 50 hours long among the 1,000companies in 24 countries surveyed. Most managers reported stress levels were rising annually due to normalbusiness rather than exceptional circumstances. Dr Diana Winstanley, senior lecturer in HR Management at Imperial CollegeManagement School, noted that organisations must think strategically about theshort and long term use of staff. “People-centred policies, which avoid burn-out, are sustainable overthe long term,” she said. Related posts:No related photos.