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95% of managers are stressed at work, says survey
A survey by online learning provider, SkillSoft, claims that 95 per cent of managers find life at work stressful and 28 per cent have taken time off work as a direct result.
To help address this, SkillSoft is offering three full courses via the demonstration area of its website that aim to help people in dealing with stress.
SkillSoft says the courses, which will be available until the end of 2006, can be accessed without charge at: www.skillsoft.com/EMEA/demo.asp
The three free courses are:
Kevin Young, managing director of SkillSoft EMEA, said: "Stress in the workplace is a major issue for businesses. 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."
More than half the managers surveyed can never imagine a stage in their life when they are completely stress-free and 58 per cent of managers think they probably spend most of their lives stressed in one way or another. According to the survey, almost 70 per cent of managers say they wake up in the night due to feelings of stress.
According to the survey, the major causes of management stress at work are*:
The top ten colleague irritations are**:
* respondents could pick more than one cause of stress
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