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Research short: My boss makes me sick

Dr Mary Wyatt

Poor management often leads to higher levels of employee stress and sickness.

As we frequently note here at Return to Work Matters, line managers and senior managers have a major influence on workplace culture. This influence has a significant effect on the levels of sickness absence and workers compensation cases. This Swedish study focused on the quality of management and its influence on employee stress, health and sickness absence. The study used statistical methods to remove the influence of emotional demand an...

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