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According to Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Management Workplace Wellness, senior managers have a tendency to "significantly underestimate" the extent of mental anxiety within their company following the global economic downturn, meaning they then fail to implement "preventative measures".
Recently, a study published in the journal Occupational Medicine showed that stress in the workplace goes up some 40 per cent at times of recession.
And with this in mind, Mr Friery indicated that the first step managers must take is to acknowledge there may be a problem in their firm.
"Following this, they should conduct some form of audit - many companies do this through a staff survey or by using focus groups - to understand the underlying picture," he added.
The expert went on to say that organisations can then use the information gained to weed stress out of their company.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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