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Big city honchos suffer greater fatigue

New Delhi, Dec 15, 2012, DHNS:

Corporate executives in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune and Chennai  experience more stress than their counterparts in other cities of India, according to an analysis by industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (Assocham).

The analysis said that over 76 per cent of senior and middle level executives in these countries endure high levels of stress and mental fatigue, compared to their counterparts in Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Dehradun and Nagpur, mainly due to lesser expansion plans, apart from a congenial eco-system.

The larger cities are devoid of this facility resulting in high stress levels on corporate executives even as they are expected to execute capacity expansion and modernization plans of Indian Inc, according to the Assocham analysis.

Another factor is long working hours, as commuting takes lot of time and board room meetings last long, since corporate issues call for lengthy and time-consuming debates.

In smaller cities, neither commuting nor board room meetings take less time as corporate issues are resolved in these cities without much deliberations; also the general eco-system is supportive of expansion and diversification plans.

Releasing the analysis, Assocham secretary-general D S Rawat said that the chamber has received the aforesaid conclusions from over 2,000 executives from sales and marketing, engineering, construction, human resources, purchase and administration.

Gender-wise, male employees working in high stress cities are found to be mostly suffering from extreme depression compared to women in these cities as their working hours have crossed 60 in a week compared to 48-50 hours of women, according to the survey.

The sectors which witness the maximum number of stressed employees comprise construction, shipping, banks, hospitals, export houses, electronics and print media, retail and engineering.

The survey points out that low stress has been witnessed in institutions and bodies funded by Central & state governments, textiles and sugar mills in view of limited work pressures as compared to private companies.


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