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Workload, lack of progression and company culture are workplaces' top stressors

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A survey asking 1,274 Brits about the most common work stressors they had in 2018 has revealed that excessive workload was the leading cause of stress. Most respondents (84%) said this was the biggest cause of worry for them.


Unrealistic expectations came second at 79%, as employees cited feeling overwhelmed by the need to constantly impress their superiors. Not far behind, was the 76% who have been stressed by a co-worker’s lack of competence, while 72% struggle to find a work-life balance.

Other stressors that made the list in the study by online marketing firm Reboot Digital were: lack of progression opportunities (63%), lack of job security (59%) and a negative company culture (42%).

Workers said they dealt with stress by complaining, taking frequent toilet breaks or searching for a new job.

Other ways Brits dealt with work-related stress in 2018 included: seeking help for emotional stress (anxiety/depression), they simply stopped caring (37%) and taking regular baths to destress (12%).

HSE says that 15.4 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18.

An average of 25.8 days were lost per individual case. In total, 57 per cent of all working days lost to ill health were due to stress and anxiety last year according to the latest figures.

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