Bosses overworked and stressed out

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 July 2000




(2000), "Bosses overworked and stressed out", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 32 No. 4.



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Bosses overworked and stressed out

Bosses overworked and stressed out

Keywords Management, Stress, Overwork

Most UK managers are overworked and stressed out but are becoming more adept at dealing with their workloads and controlling their stress levels, according to a study by Roffey Park Management Institute.

Despite the "bulldog spirit", 60 per cent of around 225 managers interviewed say that their firm makes excessive demands on them, usually by asking them to do more with fewer resources, and that their work is now less enjoyable.

This trend is reflected in the finding that 56 per cent of managers are considering changing their jobs in the near future. Most managers reported that their organizations were fostering a culture of "presenteeism" whereby they felt under pressure to stay in the office after normal hours.

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