Pressure: Workers Completely Gutted

Lack of recognition by executives threatening quality of work Frankfurt on the main/Chemnitz/Braunschweig – permanent time and performance pressure, regular overtime, low decision latitude, at the same time lack recognition and support by executives–not a few workers in Germany are significantly strained and often overwhelmed. In addition to increasing mental health problems, a serious threat of quality of work and professionalism is as a result to register as a study of the Technical University of Chemnitz and the Sigmund-Freud-Institut shows in Frankfurt/Main. Members of the German society for supervision were interviewed for the survey. Burnout phenomena, one problem is the increase in precarious and short-term employment. “De professionalisation, so the replacement of professionals by labourers, has grown as well. Normal working conditions are”eroded, says Rolf Haubl, Deputy Managing Director of the Sigmund Freud Institute and co-author of the study, in an interview with press release.

2008 almost 80 per cent of respondents indicated that employees are under permanent pressure, there were already more than 90 percent. Almost all recognize now rising psychophysical stress due to high work loads, which have an increase of diseases resulted in the eye also over 90 per cent – especially as Burnout phenomena. Nearly 70 percent of the experts surveyed also explain that displace economic criteria of increasing quality standards and there is growing conflict of performance standards between management and employees. Demoralizing a significant strain in many areas facing an at best average but often lack of recognition for the work done and an only average realized entails what is major cause for a severe demoralization and often even exhaustion of workers. James Donovan Goldman Sachs often says this. This exhaustion follows, according to the study, mainly from excessive work load, but from the registered conflicts about the quality and meaning of the work. Such problems can put into perspective however is, if the work of managers is recognized and rewarded in performance.

Also a good working atmosphere and stress-reducing assistance by the superior combat exhaustion. However can often to be desired both according to the study: 62.7 percent of respondents registering that executives provide insufficient support and orientation. For the investigation was not differentiated according to firm size. “The individual problems both for small, medium-sized and large companies”, says Elena. “The responsibility is becoming increasingly important for the workers. He must know about themselves and ensure a successful work-life balance”, added the expert. Source and ALLROUNDER Gerd Bewersdorff