Managers fail to tackle rising stress

first_img Comments are closed. Employers in the UK are becoming better managers but are failing to addressthe growing tide of workplace stress. A survey of more than 850 full and part-time workers finds that althoughalmost 60 per cent rate the skills of their line manager positively, only twoin five employees feel they are getting sufficient help to manage their stresslevels at work. The survey by the Industrial Society Learning and Development also revealsthat one in four full-time workers and almost one in five part-time staff describetheir manager’s stress management skills as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. Christine Garner, managing director of the Industrial Society Learning &Development, believes the findings are bad news for UK business, with stressrepresenting the most common cause of long-term absence. The research finds that 75 per cent of women think their bosses treat themfairly compared to 65 per cent of men. It also reveals the older the employee, the less generally well-managed theyfeel; as many as 48 per cent of interviewees aged 55 or over are negative abouttheir immediate manager, compared to only 26 per cent of 15-24 year olds. Garner, said: “Poor stress management seems to be the Achilles heel ofmanagement skills – to the detriment of the individual, the workplace andultimately the economy.” “These findings also suggest that businesses should be sensitive to theneeds of their older employees, who seem to face increasing dissatisfactionwith their bosses’ general management skills as they get older – with a graduallyageing workforce, this is an issue firms can’t afford to ignore.” Related posts:No related photos. Managers fail to tackle rising stressOn 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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