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Stress in the Workplace

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Stress in the Workplace

  1. 1. Stress Out<br />1100 locations | 500 cities | 85 countries<br />Presented by: Name | Date: Date<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Has there been a rise in stress levels in business executives in the last two years?<br />Does the trend vary across countries?<br />Does flexible workplace arrangements reduce stress levels?<br />
  3. 3. Regus workplace stress report<br />Over 11,000 respondents<br />Thirteen major countries<br />Business people were asked whether they had suffered significant increases in workplace stress over the last two years<br />
  4. 4. Rise in workplace stress <br />Over half of the global business population (53.8%) have experienced an appreciable rise in their workplace stress over the last two years<br />
  5. 5. Rise in workplace stress <br />More than one fifth of business people internationally have experienced a severe rise in workplace stress<br />
  6. 6. Top factors causing stress in the workplace<br />Not enough administrative support<br />Increased focus on profitability<br />Pressure from customers for increased service <br />Increased focus on quarterly sales revenues<br />Loss of good staff<br />Risk of unemployment/business failure<br />Aggressive competition from colleagues<br />
  7. 7. Stress can provide business with real problems<br />Reduced motivation<br />Reduced productivity<br />Impaired management<br />job dissatisfaction<br />loss of key skilled staff<br />defection to another, less stressful, work environment<br />Conflict between colleagues becomes more likely<br />DAMAGE TO BOTTOM-LINE COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS<br />
  8. 8. Proportion of business people whose stress levels have increased appreciably over the last two years<br />Global stress levels<br />
  9. 9. Stress levels greatest in china<br />The rise in overall workplace stress is greatest in China (85.9%) as the ‘dragon’ continues to grow rapidly<br />36% blamed their stress on increased volumes of work<br />
  10. 10. However, when it comes to business people experiencing the most severe increase in workplace stress, the USA comes top of the table (35%)<br />France records the lowest proportion of business people experiencing a severe increase in workplace stress (10.6%)<br />Severe Stress<br />
  11. 11. Focus on profitability <br />Internationally, the most cited cause of workplace stress is <br />“increased focus on profitability”<br />
  12. 12. Size matters?<br />More people in larger companies have experienced a rise in workplace stress, possibly because the potential for downsizing is by definition greater in larger firms.<br />
  13. 13. Workforce leaving<br />There is a clear correlation between increases in workplace stress and the likelihood of key employees leaving<br />
  14. 14. Workforce off sick<br />12% of firms had been forced to dismiss staff signed off with stress in the past year<br />
  15. 15. Reduce workplace stress<br />Flexible working practices can be introduced: <br /><ul><li>Job sharing
  16. 16. Variable start and finish times
  17. 17. Part-paid career breaks
  18. 18. Exchanges with other firms
  19. 19. Accommodate maternity / paternity policies
  20. 20. Holiday purchase schemes
  21. 21. Work / life balance focus</li></li></ul><li>Flexible working reduces stress<br />Working practices and workplace solutions can be changed in order to reduce employee stress and improve retention of key personnel<br />Virtual office workers are 10% to 20% more productive than they would be in permanent offices<br />
  22. 22. Change the workplace<br />Fortune reports that 84 of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ allow employees to telecommute or work from home at least 20% of the time<br />
  23. 23. Final Thoughts<br />Has there been a rise in stress levels in business executives in the last two years?<br />Does the trend vary across countries?<br />Does flexible workplace arrangements reduce stress levels?<br />