Stress at work 'can lead to indecisiveness'

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People who struggle with stress at work are more likely to be indecisive in their professional environment.

That is according to Beverley Stone, chartered business psychologist, who believes it is vital for individuals to avoid feeling under pressure if they want to make the best calls for their organisation.

"If people are overworked and feel anxious and stressed, then their decision making becomes less acute," she noted.

Yesterday (April 17th), research by Hiscox revealed that 45 per cent of all owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) feel stress at work is a bigger problem for them now than this time last year.

And Ms Stone thinks anxiety can start something of a vicious cycle, as this leads to poor decisions being made which then in turn results in a company performing worse.

With this in mind, she urged those professionals who are indecisive to take a step back and improve their time management, while also analysing whether they feel overloaded.

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19/04/2012 16:54