A recent study by India-based jobs portal TimesJobs.com found that workplace stress is the number one issue facing employees in their country.
Results showed that 80% of employees in India complain of stress at work, to the extent that nearly 60% want to quit their jobs because of high stress levels.
Small company workplaces were found to be the worst offenders with 50% of employees from small organizations saying they face high level of stress at work, while only 30% of employees from large organizations said so.
The biggest causes of stress were a bad boss, insufficient pay, lack of recognition and unclear work expectations.
Stress is a serious issue in the workplace that needs to be addressed and dealt with effectively. According to the American Psychological Association “prolonged job-related stress can drastically affect your physical health. Constant preoccupation with job responsibilities often leads to erratic eating habits and not enough exercise, resulting in weight problems, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.”
On a positive note, TimesJobs study showed 90% employees were interested in participating in corporate stress management programs.