Managers 'spend lives stressed'


Managers 'spend lives stressed'
Next time you're feeling the pressure at work, spare a thought for your manager too, as new research reveals that 95 per cent of managers admit to finding working life stressful.

The study from online learning provider SkillSoft found that many managers are feeling the strain, with 70 per cent admitting to waking up in the night due to feelings of stress and 28 per cent having taken time off as a result of stress.

Around 58 per cent of managers said they thought they spent most of their lives stressed in one way or another and more than half could not imagine a stage in their life when they are stress-free.

The learning provider has added three courses to its website aimed at helping people to deal with stress.

Managing director of SkillSoft EMEA Kevin Young said: "Helping people to manage stress can have a positive effect on their effectiveness at work and reduce the number of stress-related absences.

"Non-managerial staff can benefit too; our research shows that they are almost as stressed as their bosses."

The major cause of stress for managers was found to be workload, with 61.6 per cent of the vote, followed by deadlines (50.3 per cent) and feeling undervalued (38.9 per cent).

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