Middle Managers Are Feeling the Strain from Stress at Work

Middle Managers Are Feeling the Strain from Stress at Work

Junior managers are battling with stress and demands from their bosses and the staff that they manage according to research.
The strain and heavy demands that junior managers have to endure has left one in 10 junior managers feeling “close to breaking point” and nearly 25% have felt stressed for over a year according to new research by healthcare group Bupa.
The research consisted of taking data from 6000 employees from different fields across the country and it showed worrying statistics regarding the pressure middle managers feel.
Over half (51%) of managers said that they felt “constantly worried” by the problems they face at work 40% had suffered depression because of their stress and 43% reported they felt that the pressure they were working under was too much.
The results showed that the pressure was crossing over into their personal lives and 47% of the participants said that they worry about work whilst they are at home.
The results showed that people in the legal sector experienced the least amount of stress 36% reported a problem. Despite this low statistic only 5% said that they reported their stress issues to their boss with 38% saying that they would not air their grievances because they wanted to handle it on their own and 18% said that expressing problems to their bosses would be seen as a sign of weakness.
The most common cause of stress was workload then meeting their targets and office politics third.
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