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50% Indian Professionals Suffer Money Stress

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Indian professionals are getting more stressed according to workspace provider Regus. The firm has come out with a survey which reveals that stress levels of Indian professionals are rising, with over 51 per cent Indian professionals reporting a rise in stress levels over the past year.

Work pressure (51 per cent) and personal finances (50 per cent) have lead to increasing stress level among employees in the country, reveals the latest research by Regus suggesting flexible office hours will be helpful in reducing stress. Besides, a number of factors such as work, money, and commute to work as well as continuing instability in the world economy have fuelled this growing pressure.

Interestingly, the survey found that nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of Indian respondents identified flexible working as a way of cutting stress.

“Without a doubt, stressed-out workers are unhappy and unhealthy workers too, so businesses that want to help their staff lead more rewarding lives cannot fail to analyse and tackle levels of stress within their organisation.

“Yet the heavy toll of stress falls not only on workers, but also on businesses as they find their staff is unable to perform as required, needs more sick leave and is less efficient,” Regus Regional Vice-President (South Asia) Madhusudan Thakur said.

He further said employees feel healthier directly as a result of flexible working and a possible solution to reduce their high stress levels.

The survey said employees in small businesses are more likely to be stressed by customers than those in larger organisations.

“Small business workers were more likely to be stressed by customers (45 per cent) than large business workers (34 per cent), but were less vexed by management (30 per cent) than their counterparts in larger firms (51 per cent,)” the survey noted.

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