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Stress of commuting worse for women

Brian Amble | 25 August 2011

Daily commuting is more stressful for women than for men, a new study by researchers in the UK suggests.

Long hours increase heart attack risk

Brian Amble | 06 April 2011

A study by researchers from University College London has found that working more than 11 hours a day increases the risk of heart disease by 67 per cent.

2011: more of the same?

Peter Vajda | 22 December 2010

Do you want to experience 2011 in a different, less stressful way than 2010? It's a sad fact that far more of us fantasize about inner peace than actually get to experience it. Most of us seem to live our lives caught up in conflict, agitation, upset or stress. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Four out of 10 suffer post-holiday stress

Brian Amble | 23 July 2010

If the thought of what's waiting for you at work when you return from your summer holiday is enough to make you wish you hadn't gone away in the first place, then you're not alone.

Do less, stress less

Myra White | 19 July 2010

One of the most common complaints people make about work is that they have no time. There are always new deadlines to meet or crises needing attention. At the heart of this lack of time lies technology. We have been brainwashed to believe that technology reduces our workloads and improves the quality of our lives.

Seizing control of your health

Dawna Jones | 28 June 2010

When the emotional charge of a stressful event remains unaddressed the long term consequences can be serious. Find out how this impacts the workplace in part 2 of Dawna' interview with Dr. Nelie Johnson

The purpose of stress-related disease

Dawna Jones | 27 May 2010

Stress originates when the external environment or your internal belief system provides instructions to cells that work against your well-being. But what can we do to mitigate the effects? Listen on to find out.

Praying for a better working environment

Nicola Hunt | 17 May 2010

Management at Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology, the world's biggest contract maker of electronics, have invited monks from the Sacred Buddist Shrine of Wutai Mountain,to pray for a positive working environment after two workers committed suicide within days of each other earlier this month.

Superman is a fictional character

Dan Bobinski | 08 May 2010

Most executives are expected to have the attributes of Superman - such as being able to leap tall problems in a single bound. But every strength has a corresponding weakness, and one of these is not recognizing the costs and causes of stress, either in themselves or in those around them.

A little help wouldn't hurt

Derek Torres | 25 September 2009

One of the big stories in France over recent weeks has been the controversy surrounding a spate of suicides by employees at France Telecom. Which begs the question of what a company's role ought to be in dealing with workplace trauma.

Pressure, panic and productivity

Nic Paton | 17 April 2009

No one expects managers to be relaxed in the current environment. But under-pressure bosses who demand instant and unreasonable results are risking a backlash.

It's a jungle out there

Nic Paton | 06 March 2009

With more than a quarter of Americans admitting they would resort to blackmail, backstabbing or flirting with the boss to keep their job, the challenge for managers is how to stop the law of the jungle taking over their workplaces.

Stable is good for your heart

Derek Torres | 04 November 2008

When it comes to another day at the office, stable is the place to be. No, I'm not talking about working around horses (which might not be such a bad life), but in routine.

Meltdown risks mental health disaster

Nic Paton | 28 October 2008

The global economic and financial meltdown is not just hitting people's pockets but also their mental wellbeing, a raft of reports has suggested.

Avoiding a meltdown

Bryan Alaspa | 29 September 2008

Everyone has experienced or witnessed a meltdown at work. Sometimes the pressures of the job or the day can build and build until something snaps. Of course, if you aren't careful, such an event can lead to someone being fired.

Good and bad stress

Brian Amble | 24 September 2008

Stress is unavoidable. But while stress can be positively beneficial and stimulating, it can also be enormously damaging to both our productivity and, ultimately, our health. So what's the difference between good and bad stress?

Australians shun the barbie to stay late at the office

Nic Paton | 28 August 2008

On TV they're always be hanging about the barbie in shorts, but in reality Australian managers work harder and for longer - and suffer more illness than their counterparts in the UK.

Stress costs Australia dear

Derek Torres | 19 August 2008

Workplace stress and general un-wellness is costing the Australia economy $14.81 billion (Australian) every year, a new report suggests.

Japanese engineer dies of overwork

Brian Amble | 10 July 2008

One of Toyota's senior car engineers died from working too many hours, a Japanese labour bureau has found.

Managing workplace anxiety

Myra White | 09 April 2008

Too much anxiety kills performance. Yet anxiety is often ignored in the workplace or considered a sign of weakness that needs to be swept under the desk. So what can those who manage others do about it?

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