Stress leads to violence at work

Stress
is becoming so bad at work that staff are turning to violence, according to a
new study.

Researchers
from the Central Lancashire University found that two-thirds of education
staff, shop workers and NHS employees were ‘very angry’ with their workplace.

The
study showed that ‘immoral behaviour’, such as lying, cheating or stealing, was
most likely to spark a punch-up, with incompetence, arrogance and rudeness also
driving workers over the edge.

Jill
Booth, the occupational psychologist who conducted the interviews, said:
"People told me they were angry morning, noon and night."

A
separate study of 100 nurses at London’s City University found that gossiping
was a good way to help staff relax and promote creativity.

By Michael Millar

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