Mental health News: Researchers found that working long hours can be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and poor management practices can pose a greater risk for depression.
An Australian population study found that employers failing to prioritize employees’ mental health poses a higher risk of developing depression among full-time employees. Dr. Amy Zadow, lead author of the study said that there is a significant correlation between poor workplace mental health and poor management practices. “Evidence shows that companies who fail to reward or acknowledge their employees for hard work, impose unreasonable demands on workers, and do not give them autonomy, are placing their staff at a much greater risk of depression,” says Dr. Zadow.
High levels of burnout and workplace stress are also linked to the organization’s failure to support the worker’s mental health in check. It was also found that stress can be a significant factor in bullying at the workplace and is often found to set an “acceptable” behavior for other members of the team. However, experts believe that bullying can be prevented if the organization pays attention to the mental health of its employees.
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University of South Australia. (2021, June 24). Companies who pay scant attention to workers’ psychological health leave employees at higher risk of depression, research finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 8, 2021 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210623100300.htm