Work Depression Might be the Boss’s Fault
A new Dutch research concludes that work place depression is not caused by heavy or demanding workloads, but is caused by bad management.
4,500 public employees were interviewed and researchers were able to isolate and identify the ones that suffered the most from clinical depression. When this group was individually interviewed, researchers found that the common element was a rude or demanding boss. Thus, the environment was to blame for the workers’ depression. The proposed solution is “…a management style in which there is a clearly expressed wish to treat employees properly – combined with a transparent organizational structure.”
Consider the findings of this research, and answer the following:
- Are these research results accurate? Why or why not?
- Is this an example of a boss influencing employees?
- Will the proposed solution be effective? Why or why not?