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Research Short: Do managers suffer from more stress?

Dr Mary Wyatt

A Danish study debunks the myth that managers are often more stressed than employees.

It is often thought that managers generally experience higher levels of stress than their subordinates during their everyday workplace tasks. Researchers from Denmark have assessed whether this commonly-held belief reflects reality. The researchers compared questionnaire responses from just over 2,000 employees at 48 different workplaces, specifically looking for differences between stress levels in managers and employees. Although...

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