The path to a sustainable working life goes through Move ManagementDo you and your colleagues sometimes talk about how much you have to do at work? And nobody does anything about it since ”everyone has so much to do”? Research shows that there are clear links between an increasingly boundless working life and mental illness. By boundless, we mean that we can work anywhere, anytime and are available more or less around the clock. When leisure and holidays are filled with activities every waking minute, it becomes difficult to find time for recovery. Just being in our leisure time is no longer an option.
The situation described is reflected in public health statistics as well. In 2018, over 107,000 Swedes were affected by stress-related mental illness. Of these, just over 75 percent were women. In the rest of Europe, the figures are equally worrying. A recent EU survey shows that mental illness annually costs the member countries EUR 600 billion. This corresponds to almost double the German state budget. It may seem obvious that a poor working environment means that we cannot work optimally and that in the long run, we can become sick. But deficiencies in an organization and its work environment also affect those who are not on sick leave. According to a study from Uppsala University, work environment problems can result in employees feeling that they lose one third, or even more, of their performance ability at work.
Download the product sheet here: The path to a sustainable working life goes through Move Management