While stress from work has a substantial impact on their personal lives, over 88% of employees in India (compared to 70% in the US) would trade their high-paying positions for comparatively low-paying ones for their mental well-being.
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According to a poll done in India by UKG, a US-based provider of human capital management solutions, 26% of employees say they always feel weary at the end of the workday and 25% of Indian workers claim they constantly struggle to get started.
According to poll results, the majority of Indians are willing to leave their well-paying employment in favour of a less lucrative one in order to put their mental health first.
Employees are frequently reluctant to approach superiors because they “wouldn’t care,” which is a major contributor to work-related stress.
Employees are now giving their mental health a higher priority than a high-paying work in part because of the pandemic’s revelation of the importance of mental health. Their desired wage structure is far less than what they are already paid at their current jobs. This is crucial since people are the ultimate goal of every organisation, according to Sumeet Doshi, country manager of UKG India, who was quoted in Financial Express.
As they balance the duties of not just providing effective leadership but also guaranteeing the welfare of employees, people managers frequently experience extreme levels of stress. Companies see a need for additional talent globally when it comes to identifying genuinely kind and sincere leaders, the study found.
The survey, which included questions on employment, work-related stress, mental health, four-day work weeks, and workplace incentives among other topics, involved interviews with 2,200 employees (including managers) from ten nations, including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, and Germany. According to the research, 200 employees in India participated in the poll.