Poor team spirit creates DEPRESSION
Difficult coworkers and awful working atmosphere leads to poor team spirit, which, in turn, increases the risk of developing depression by more than half, according to a Finnish study.
The study revealed that employees working in such an atmosphere were 60 per cent more likely to be depressed and 50 per cent more likely to disorders and predicted future antidepressant medication thus more attention should be paid to psychological factors at work,” Dr. Sinokki concluded.
A recent BusinessWeek article implied that, because we spend most of the day at work, our work environments have a substantial effect on our overall psychological wellbeing.
With the effects our economy is having on our use antidepressants.
Dr Marjo Sinokki, of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, was able to determine that people who work in a “poor work climate” characterized by feelings that their workplace was highly prejudiced and quarrelsome, were 61% more likely to be depressed. The same group of workers was also more susceptible to anxiety.
For the study, he surveyed 3,347 Finnish employees aged between 30 and 64, and asked them about their perceptions of the working environment, including team spirit, the quality of communication, and their degree of job control or demands.
The participants were asked to rate their working environment according to four descriptions of the atmosphere in the workplace, including ‘encouraging and supportive of new ideas’, ‘prejudiced and conservative’, ‘nice and easy’ or ‘quarrelsome and disagreeable’. During the three years of follow-up, 9% of the participants had bought antidepressant medication.
“Poor team climate at work <http://timesofindia.indiatimes. com/topic/search?q=work> was associated with depressive households and workplaces, it’s getting harder than ever for many people to cope with stress. A certain level of stress is a normal part of life, but when it starts to interfere with productivity and emotional and physical health, it’s time to find better ways to keep that stress under control.
Feeling happier and less stressed at work all starts with a simple lesson in reading and writing.
First you must identify the source of your stress. Without knowing where the stress is stemming from, it will be next to impossible to treat it. Write down a list of specific things that make your job stressful.
Then review your list of stressors and determine at least one thing you can do do reduce or relieve each source of work stress. Identify specific, concrete and definable actions that would help alleviate each problem.
Systematically start going through your list to determine what you can doto change each stressor. If it’s within your power to change it, find a way to check it off your list and get at least one stressor off your back each week