23-August, New York – Following a survey, with more than 23,000 professionals, the Deloitte Greenhouse Experience team has compiled their results on a stress study and wrapped it up in an Infographic. They investigated in different business chemistry types and tried to bring light into what situations and events people find stressful at work.
In summary they found out that only 29 percent of the interviewed people felt that they are either often or always stressed. On the other hand 82 percent of all asked professionals felt that error and making mistakes was among the most critical stressors in their workplace.
New ways of working suggest to nurture a work culture that does not punish the failing and human error, however such progressive methods often take decades to fully take of or never do.
“The survey indicates that workplace stress is relative and not everyone experiences stress in the same way or to the same degree. Much likely depends on that person’s working style and preferences,” said Kim Christfort, managing director, Deloitte LLP, and national managing director of Deloitte’s Greenhouse Experience team. “For example, while an urgent assignment might go against a Guardian’s preference for deliberate and methodical decision making, it may energize a Driver who tolerates risk and favors a brisk work pace. For leaders, understanding what motivates workers can help resolve workplace conflicts, empower staff and lead to better results as a team.”
“Organizations and teams may want to pay special attention to their inward-focused team members to understand what might be done to reduce stress levels,” said Suzanne Vickberg, Ph.D., senior manager, Deloitte LLP and applied insights lead, Deloitte’s Greenhouse Experience team. “Inward-focused types may bring particular strengths that can add value to a team — like conscientiousness, strong listening skills and detail-focus. Their tendency to be sensitive to others’ experiences and reactions can help improve team collaboration and performance, but they are often the most stressed – and overlooked – members of the team.”
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About Deloitte’s Greenhouse Experience Team
Deloitte’s Greenhouse experience team specializes in experiential problem-solving, and continues to advance this focus through tailored research, tools and designed experiences. Its physical spaces, the U.S. Deloitte Greenhouse™ facilities, are part of a growing global network of flexible environments designed to help clients and Deloitte professionals cultivate and nurture new ideas and solutions. In addition to the U.S., Deloitte Greenhouse™ spaces are located in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Southeast Asia (Singapore) and the U.K., as well as at Deloitte University Europe, the Middle East and Africa (DU EMEA). Several additional Greenhouses are set to open in the coming months.
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