These findings shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Findings presented at the American Heart Association meeting at Chicago recently indicated that women who reported high job strain faced a 40 % increase in cardiovascular disease and a 88 % increase in heart disease. As Dr. Michelle A. Albert of the Harvard Medical School puts it ” You can’t get rid of stress but you can manage it”.
The pressures of an economic crisis have added to the stress levels of many executives. A few examples of recent events typify this manifestation:
- An executive hesitated to take the vacation he planned lest he return to find someone else occupying his place.
- More outsourcing has led to teams carrying out multiple projects with tighter deadlines than ever before.
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