Tuesday, May 06, 2014



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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor--------------------Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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Towers Watson






[full-text, 40 pages]


• The focus on health and productivity (H&P) is growing in the region.


• This focus is driven by growing workforce lifestyle health risks: our survey found that stress topped the list of risks across the region as well as globally.


• Despite their relatively recent arrival to H&P issues, half of Asian employers recognise that developing a workplace culture of health is a top priority for an effective H&P program.



Press Release 6 May 2014

Indian employers rank stress as #1 lifestyle risk factor: Towers Watson report



•‘Physical inactivity’ and ‘obesity’ follow ‘stress’ in list of most pressing lifestyle risk factors

•Unclear job expectations and lack of work/life balance among top contributors to work related stress for Indian employees


National, April, 2014 — Stress is the number one lifestyle risk factor, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity, according to the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of the Staying@Work survey conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson. While Indian employers lead their regional counterparts in developing strategies to manage work-related stress, only 38% identified improving the emotional/mental health of employees (i.e. lessening the stress and anxiety) as a top priority of their health and productivity programs. This signals a vast scope for improvement in strategic initiatives aimed at tackling stress among Indian employees.





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