Change is happening in almost every organisation and the pace and frequency is hitting employees hard with levels of sickness soaring.
Eighty-nine per cent of managers say they have experienced some form of organisational change in recent months which has resulted in a whopping 60 per cent reporting an increase in illness rates over the past year.
Over half (58 per cent) said they are unproductive for at least one day each week, while only 17 per cent believe that change has increased productivity and profitability.
Jo Causon, director of marketing and corporate affairs at the Chartered Management Institute, authors of the research said: “The health of UK workplaces needs greater attention. With such high levels of illness being experienced, organisations and individuals must act to maintain their competitive edge. Failure to do so will lead to disruption because health clearly has an impact on performance, productivity and ultimately, the bottom line.”