Delhi, Mumbai honchos more stressed: Study
Over 76pc of senior and middle level executives working in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Ahemdabad and Chennai endure the highest levels of stress and mental fatigue, according to ASSOCHAM recent analysis.
On the contrary, corporate honchos of Hyderabad, Goa, Jaipur, Kanpur, Dehradun, Nagpur are among low stressed lot as capacity expansion plans of corporate India in these smaller townships are not that ambitious as those of metros and secondly, the eco and administrative systems in these cities are supportive to executives to take stress and mental fatigue in right earnest.
The larger cities are devoid of this facility and multiplies stressed and mental fatigue especially on corporate executives who are supposed to execute ambitious capacity expansion and modernization plans of Indian Inc., adds the ASSOCHAM analysis.
The another stress as to why metros fall under "High Stressed Zones" is because these have longer working hours, commuting takes hell lot of time and board room meetings lasts for longer as corporate issues call for lengthy debates which take their lot of time, reveals the survey.
In smaller cities, however, neither commuting nor board room meetings take longer as corporate issues are resolved in these townships without much of deliberations since general eco and other surroundings prevailing beyond metros, support expansion and modification drive of corporate India, points out the ASSOCHAM analysis.
Releasing it, the ASSOCHAM Secretary General D S Rawat said that the Chamber has received the aforesaid conclusions from over 2000 Executives from Marketing, Sales, Engg., construction, Public Relations, Human Resource, Purchase, Admn etc.
However, the employees working in marketing, sales, engineering, construction, purchase and accounts departments of Indian and MNCs found to be the severely affected from the stress and mental fatigue compared to employees working in HR, Admn., Public Relation, teaching, Legal etc.
The top 10 cities which witnessed the maximum number of stressed employees comprise Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, NCR, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.
The top 10 cities which acquired the `Low Stress Zones' include Hyderabad, Goa, Jaipur, Kanpur, Dehradun, Nagpur, Lucknow, Haridwar, Ludhiana, Indore and Jalandhar.
On gender-wise, the male employees working in High Stress Zones are found to be mostly suffering from extreme depression compared to women in these cities as their working hours have reached to over 60 in a week compared to 48-50 hours of women, mentioned the survey.
The sectors which witness the maximum ratio of stressed employees comprise Construction, Shipping, Banks, Hospitals, Export Houses, Electronics and Print Media, SSI, Retail, Engineering etc.
The survey also points out that the lowest stressed have been seen in institutions and bodies funded by central and state governments, textiles and sugar mills in view of limited work pressures compared to corporate houses.