Poll: Four out of ten employees feel stressed | Free press

The coronation crisis has enormously increased work stress for many workers. According to the study, a large percentage is also affected in Germany. But there are more of them elsewhere.

Accordingly, 40 percent of those polled in the country said they had been under stress the day before. The average for the seven largest industrialized countries was 46 percent, and for the whole of Europe, 39 percent. Stress around the world peaked during the corona crisis, according to a poll.

“In Germany, we are reaping the benefits of a combination of broad occupational safety thanks to the short-time working facility and a stable social and health system,” said Gallup expert Marco Nink. The fact that many people can work from home also reduces stress. Because that eliminates commuting.

Many have become used to the home office. As a result, as agreed, they want to move to work less often. The shortage of skilled workers also contributes to this. The good half think it’s a good time to find a new job. However, only 11 percent thought it likely they would move in the next twelve months. Across Europe, it is 14 percent.

A home office makes life easier

“The corona pandemic has changed the situation permanently for the benefit of workers,” said Nink. “The home office will remain and will be an important element of the employer’s attractiveness.”

In terms of the spread of home offices, Germany was slightly above the EU average last year, current data from the Federal Statistical Office show. Almost a quarter of employees (24.8%) in Germany worked at least occasionally from home in 2021 – a record according to Wiesbaden authorities. The average for a home office in the EU is 24.2%.

Crown measures, such as the obligation to work from home, have almost doubled this percentage from the pre-krona level in 2019 (12.8%). It was said that for ten percent of working people, their own four walls were an office every working day for the past year. While a good three-quarters of IT workers worked from home, very few healthcare workers were able to do their work from home (5.4 percent).

According to the calculations, the leaders in terms of the share of home offices in the EU were the Netherlands (54%), Sweden (46.5) and Luxembourg (45.4). On the other hand, in Bulgaria (6.5%), Romania (6.6%) and Cyprus (12.6%), only a few workers worked from home.

With the lifting by employers of the obligation to offer a home office, many people in Germany returned to work. In April, the Ifo Institute recently calculated the proportion of workers who at least partially work from home fell to 24.9 percent. In March, it was 27.6 percent. Even after the obligation is lifted on March 20, ifo expert Jean-Victor Alipour says home office use will remain high. “Of course, many companies have permanently adapted to the more flexible models.” (dpa)

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