Executives call in sick as stress strikes

Stress affects managers as well as junior staff, research by the Institute
of Management shows.

Nearly three-quarters of executives surveyed felt stress adversely affects
their health, but only 30 per cent thought their employer took OH seriously.

Reported symptoms included excessive tiredness (81 per cent), disturbed
sleep (78 per cent) and loss of temper (71 per cent).

Managers use exercise as a remedy for stress (nearly 60 per cent), and
alcohol (43 per cent).

The results are damaging as a quarter of executives taking at least some
sick leave in the past year due to stress-related problems.

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