Singaporeans are among the most stressed at work, globally
Singaporeans are among the most stressed at work, globally, the 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey – Well and Beyond has revealed. In fact, of the five indices used to examine perceptions of well-being – family, financial, physical, work and social, work is a leading cause of rising stress levels in the country. Financial concerns and health concerns follow as the second and third respectively. More importantly, the ‘always on’ corporate culture that is prevalent in Singapore is another contributor of stress, particularly among women – 71% feel they work in such a culture, as compared to 66% of men. On this, April Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Cigna Singapore, said: “A busy work life, combined with an ‘always on’ culture, is impacting the physical and social well-being of Singaporeans. “The stigma of seeking help for mental well-being may also prevent many from pursuing professional help.” ALSO READ: Mental wellness at the workplace: It goes beyond the occasional day-off The global snapshot
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