It’s stressful at the top

A stressed manager can negatively affect workers
||Last Updated: 09/27/2006

It’s not only the worker bees who feel the strain at work, according to a recent study.

The managerial and executive stress report by employee assistance firm WarrenShepell found 35 per cent of supervisors and managers reported high levels of stress. The study looked at the EAP use of more than 168,000 Canadian workers and managers between 2003 and 2005.

“The common attitude is that people at the top are not supposed to have problems that impact their performance or that of other employees," said Rod Phillips, president and CEO of WarrenShepell. "But the truth is that they're not infallible; they're affected by the same daily hassles and struggles as everyone else.”