Office Workers in Nigeria

Employees are more stressed by work than COVID-19 ─Study

*Experts in a recent survey found 57 percent of personnel cited mental health issues did not trace the problems to worry about the pandemic but mounting workloads

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Much has been made about how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected consumers’ mental health.

Hitherto, isolation and disruption to daily routines have often been cited as major factors, according to researchers.

However, a fresh survey by The Conference Board in the United States (US) indicated that 57 percent of workers who cited mental health issues did not trace their problems to worry about the pandemic.

Exhausted and depressed medical personnel 

The experts found that the personnel rather blamed it on their mounting workload in workplaces.

They noted that women are disproportionately suffering from work-related pressures ─ at more than 1.5 times the rate of their male counterparts.

Likewise, half of the respondents reported that pressure related to their workloads harmed their mental health, said the researchers.

Several businesses in a variety of industries have struggled to maintain pre-pandemic workforces, requiring more work from the remaining staff, report stated.

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