A large study from Denmark has shown that managers can ‘transmit’ the stress they experience to their workers, the effects of which were detected a year later and took two more years to fade.
The study recognises managers as the ‘nerve centres’ of their teams and notes the importance of organisations addressing the psychological demands of management. Focusing on leader stress and competencies can contribute to healthy work cultures and environments for managers and workers.
Source: ComCare Emerging Evidence Alert Bonnesen et al. 2022.