The festivities are over and Swindon’s office workers have returned to high stress levels according to a new report by global workspace provider Regus, with just under half of the local workforce (46%) saying they are closer to burning out than they were just five years ago. The top triggers of workplace stress are lack of exercise, feeling understaffed and job insecurity.
However, with the pressure on to find ways of reducing stress, many workers believe one way of easing the tension is a break from the main office – at least some of the time. Half of Swindon’s workers found a change of scenery such as working from another location to be a good stress reliever.
In fact, having the freedom to occasionally work away from the main office is seen as a key factor in achieving a good work-life balance; three quarters of respondents believe workers that have this flexibility are happier.
Richard Morris, UK CEO at Regus comments: “Stress levels are mounting in the workplace as a result of various factors; workers feel deskbound and under-resourced.
“Dedicated workspaces offer the flexibility to work in a variety of locations. This is the future of work, and brings a number of benefits including improved productivity and employee well-being.”
For more information about Regus visit: www.regus.co.uk