Hard Work and Efficient Management = Success? LO28388

From: Glebe Stcherbina (gstc3416@mail.usyd.edu.au)
Date: 05/02/02


Replying to LO28367 --

Replying to LO28356

Dear Alan,

Thank you for your contribution. You have cited some interesting facts.
Through my research, I came across a study that 1 in 3 Australians in the
workforce are suffering from a mental condition of some description. I
wonder how much of that could be attributed to Stress related factors?

Kind regards,
Glebe

Alan Cotterell wrote:

> WORKPLACE STRESS -- A MEASURE OF INEFFICIENCY ?
>
> A manager who experiences a lot of sickies^ (lost time stress related
> absences) amongst the employees he/she supervises, is probably
> ineffective, and incompetent. The stress aspect of work can be greatly
> exacerbated when managers are disorganised, or manipulative and
> hypocritical in their dealings with people around them.
>
> Research by Professor Michael Marmot (1) on health inequalities amongst
> British public servants, found that the most highly stressed employees,
> and those that suffered the most incidence of stress related illness
> (heart disease and mental illness), were those with the least control over
> their work situation.

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Glebe Stcherbina <gstc3416@mail.usyd.edu.au>

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