As per a recent study, it has been revealed that recession is one of the leading causes of stress. A group of researchers from the University of Nottingham and University of Ulster has found that work related stress increases during the time of inflation.
Lead author Jonathan Houdmont told that work related stress increases by 40% during the time of recession. One in four workers has witnessed work-related stress and it is one of the major reasons for workers to take an off from their work.
The study, which has been published in the scientific journal named as Occupational Medicine, has unveiled that number of people who have been on leave due to work related stress and illnesses have increased by 25%.
Houdmont said, "Occupational health provision is even more important in times of recession as specialists can help with the stress caused by mounting workloads, organizational change and job uncertainty. We can help businesses look at how they manage stress levels and improve the working environment for worker”.
Britain has been informed that it might have to face double dip recession. So, it is a right time that all the organizations should do full preparations to maintain the health of their employees. The study researchers told that in order to reach at the above conclusion, they have conducted a survey in Northern Ireland, which involved tens of thousands of civil servants.
The survey was conducted in 2005 and again in 2009. The difference between both the periods has revealed that recession is one of the leading causes of stress in offices whether it is a big or a small organization.
The study researchers concluded that organizations should have stress management programmes at their places, which can help to reduce the burden.