It revealed that 27 percent of KwaZulu-Natal business owners have seriously considered emigrating.
One of Toyota's senior car engineers died from working too many hours, a Japanese labour bureau has found. The year-old man was developing a hybrid version of Toyota's successful Camry line at the time of his death.
In the two months leading up to his death, the man averaged more than 80 hours of overtime per month, his wife's lawyers said. Workers in Japan often put in very long hours and "sudden death from overwork" is referred to as karoshi.
The ruling will allow his family to collect benefits from his work insurance, his wife's lawyers said. The worker, whose name was not given, regularly worked nights and weekends and was frequently sent abroad.
He died of ischemic heart disease in January In a statement, Toyota offered its condolences and said it would monitor the health of its employees. Workplace stress is common all over the world, but it is a huge problem in Japan, where karoshi was first recognised as a phenomenon in Last year, a court in central Japan ordered the government to pay compensation to Hiroko Uchino, the wife of a year-old Toyota employee who collapsed at work and died in Globally Singapore is in 6th position.
Out of top 10 countries with the greatest increase in stress level, 7 are from Asia. This highlights the mounting stress levels in this region. The increased stress level can be attributed to the favourable economic growth.
A big worry for businesses is raw material costs. Such high business confidence is likely to lead to a manpower crunch as businesses compete for manpower skill. And combined with worries about competition from other emerging markets such as China and India, stress felt by Singapore business leaders are inevitably pushed up.
The stress level appears to be a reflection of the pace of growth in Singapore as these leaders strive to take advantage of domestic and global economic expansion. Working hours Despite the significant increase in the amount of stress, Singapore business leaders do not clinch the top positions for the average number of hours worked in the IBR research.
At an average of 54 working hours per week, Singapore is ranked 9th.
This suggests that the stress level is not necessary directly linked to the number of hours worked. The hour work week that Singapore business leaders have is almost the global average of 53 hours. Business leaders in emerging economies tend to work the longest hours with India and Argentina at the top of the league table, both at 57 hours a week, followed by Armenia, Australia and Botswana all 56 hours a week.
Italian business leaders work the shortest hours 47 a week in the world.
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The challenge for business leaders is how they can improve modern working practices to allow time to 'switch off' from the strains of increasingly demanding business lives - while remaining competitive.
Do you think that these companies would appreciate your sacrifice after you paying the cost of your life?
It doesn't means that I am not serious in my work. Just feel a bit sad to encounter such news Singapore is well known as a kiasu country, and last year I came across a news report headline in Today: It has been noticed that growing in numbers of office workers to complaint about backache and related problems thanks to PC.
This is similiar to the obese problems:The research is contained in the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), which surveys trends in privately held businesses in 40 economies around the world.
The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) provides insight into the views and expectations of more than 12, businesses per year across 44 economies.
This unique survey draws upon 21 years of trend data for most European participants and 10 years for many non-European economies. Jun 10, · The UK ranks fifth out of 13 European Union countries surveyed on proportion of female boardroom members, according to accounting firm Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).
Poland has the highest number of women senior managers in the EU at .
The Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) is the world’s leading mid-market business survey, interviewing approximately 3, senior executives every quarter in listed and privately-held businesses all over the world. The latest report of Grant Thornton International shows how many women are in the senior management by country and continent.
Find this Pin and more on Grant Thornton Namibia by Grant Thornton Namibia. Women in senior management, Grant Thornton International Business Report This is one of the key local findings of the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) for the fourth quarter (of ) released in Durban this morning.