Posts Tagged: Stress

Manager burnout—an increasing problem

There are perks to becoming a manager: higher pay, career mobility, and more authority and influence when it comes to making decisions. But there are also downsides: having too much work and not enough time to do it. In a  new study researchers call the transition a “double-edged sword” and found that a manager’s ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased exhaustion and work-family conflict that come with the new role.… [read more]

Ethical leadership can have negative consequences.

A new study has found that coupled with stress, ethical leadership can lead to employee deviance and turnover.

Certainly, management experts say that ethical leadership is a good thing—how could it be otherwise? But ethical leadership can have negative consequences, too, according to this research.… [read more]

The real drivers of fundamentalist hate

Why do some Westerners attack Muslim minorities and asylum seekers and why do some Muslims support and engage in terror against the West? Some fascinating new research suggests that the reasons for such extreme behavior might be the same in both groups.[read more]

Being treated unfairly at work leads to illness

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by a team from a number of universities in Europe and the US.

What the researchers say: Increasingly important contributing factors to mental and physical illness—and therefore sick leave—are found in the work environment.… [read more]

Depression, burnout and low quality of life.

Human stress is simply a result of our modern society forcing us to try and exceed our genetic design specs. We are simply not designed to live in a materialistic unequal society and work in the ways and for the long hours that we do.… [read more]

Stress causes memory loss.

Almost every day we hear of new research which shows the harmful effects of undue stress on our mental and physical health. Yet stress is increasing in the workplace. Now a study published on the journal PLoS One shows that repeated stressors can have a have a serious effect on memory retention and learning.… [read more]

Trying to get more collaboration in the workplace, try priming.

Getting employees, or partners in a firm to work more collegially is one of the biggest problems that large, stressed, organizations face. As previous research has shown, being under stress actually reduces prosocial behaviors. A series of studies reported in Europe’s Journal of psychology found that prosocial behavior can be increased if a person is subjected to messages which encourage collaborative or helping behavior.… [read more]

Stress primes the brain for PTSD.

It has been known for a while that high levels of stress can cause a lot of illnesses, mental and physical. One of those ailments is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), which is on the really serious end of the anxiety spectrum.… [read more]

The workstress epidemic arrives in Australia.

We have been agitating for some time about the rise in the level of workplace stress. In these notes I have listed a great deal of research identifying particular stressors and the escalating cost of stress in the workplace to businesses and governments.… [read more]

Debt leads to mental illness.

During these times more and more people are getting into debt. At the same time there is an increasing incidence of mental illness in the community. Researchers at U Southampton claim that the two are linked. It may be, they claim, that more people with mental illness get into debt and that being in debt leads to mental illness.… [read more]