Key findings of the Report show that:
• eighteen percent (18%) of all EAP accesses were accounted for by supervisors and managers. These numbers were substantially higher for the retail (37%) and advertising sectors (31%), and also for the financial, hardware/software, construction, and real estate sectors(24 to 26%);
• thirty-five percent (35%) of supervisors and managers accessing EAP reported high levels of stress;
• female management reported higher than average levels of stress (38%);
• management aged over 50 reported the highest levels of stress (39%);
• three quarters of management who accessed EAP services for personal reasons were aged between 30 and 49 years old; and
• more supervisors and managers (20% of them) accessed EAP for marital/relationship discord versus other
employees (at 17%)
Stressed Out Leaders – Grant Thornton International Business Report
Mainland Chinese business leaders are the most stressed in the world, with 84% reporting an increase in stress levels compared to last year, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR).
Mainland China is followed by Taiwan (82%), and the developing economies of India (79%) and Russia (76%) in the stress league table. The report which covers the opinions of 7,200 privately owned businesses in 32 countries, found that 56% of business leaders worldwide feel their stress levels have increased in the last year.
In comparison, business leaders in Europe are the least stressed with just 27% of Swedish business owners reporting an increase in stress levels, followed by Ireland (35%) and the UK, the Netherlands and France (all 37%). European Union (EU) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) regions show an average of 43% claiming increases in stress, compared to 73% of respondents in East Asia.Last year all countries reported a rise in stress but this year two thirds of respondents reported a lower increase in stress than the previous year.
The greatest reduction in stress level increases came in the Philippines with 12% fewer respondents reporting a rise in stress levels followed by Ireland (11%) and Japan and Mexico (both 10%).
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