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Work is a pressure cooker for 37 percent of mid-level U.K. employees
No surprise: Middle managers feel the biggest squeeze. And how does this compare with U.S. workers?
Middle managers play a vital role in “managing change, translating the objectives of senior managers into actions, and motivating others.”
And in the U.K., they report the most job stress of any employee group. That’s according to a recent article in Personnel Today
, which cites a U.K. study, The Employee Outlook Survey.
While 70 percent of non-managerial staff report satisfaction with work/life balance, only 44 percent of British managers feel that way.
“Forty-nine percent of middle managers feel they are under ‘excessive pressure’ at work. Nearly one-third fear they may lose their jobs as a result of the economic climate.”
This stress sets the stage for medical issues and burnout.
Read the full article here.
The problem seems even worse in the U.S. Do you agree?