Report Finds US Workers Overstressed
Published by Hedley on Wednesday, June 06 2012 at 5:01 AM
A report released by the Families and Work Institute has found that one in three employees in the USA feel the pains of chronic overworking.
54% have felt overwhelmed by their volume of work in the last month and 29% believe at least part of that work to be timewasting.
12% of workers who feel they cannot cope with their workload suffer from the symptoms of clinical depression.
Although 85% of people who go away on vacations of 7 days or more come back feeling refreshed along with 65% of people who take off 3 days or more, an incredible 36% of US workers have no intention of taking time off at all this year.
“Ironically, the very same skills that are essential to survival and success in this fast-paced global economy, such as multitasking, have also become the triggers for feeling overworked,” explains President of the Families and Work Institute, Ellen Galinsky.
“Being interrupted frequently during work time and working during non-work times, such as while on vacation, are also contributing factors for feeling overworked.”
The report identified the key signs of intense overworking present in so many respondents, including:
• 56% suffer from lack of focus due to too many different tasks or too many interruptions;
• 89% feel there is not enough time in the day to complete their work;
• 44% of respondents in contact with work out of hours felt overworked.
Do you suffer from overworking in the 21st century? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to comment:
Create your officebroker.com account by filling in this short form. It will enable you to comment on all articles and blogs on the officebroker.com site immediately! If you have any problems creating an account, please contact us for assistance.