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Nottingham workers close to burnout says survey

Over half of Nottingham’s office workers (54%) say they are closer to burning out than they were just five years ago, according to a new report.

The top triggers of workplace stress are lack of exercise, feeling understaffed and unrealistic deadlines, a survey by global workspace provider Regus revealed.

Many workers said they thought one way of easing the tension was to break away from the main office – at least some of the time.

Nearly two thirds of Nottingham workers (65%) found a change of scenery such as working from another location to be a good stress reliever.

The freedom to work away from the main office occasionally was seen as a key factor in achieving a good work-life balance; 62% of respondents believed workers that have this flexibility were happier.

Two out of three respondents (67%) said they were more content now that they work outside the main office some of the time.

Similarly, freelance workers also tended to be more relaxed according to the research, with 48% of those questioned saying they thought freelance workers, with their freedom to change location and set their own hours, were less stressed than regular staff.

Richard Morris, UK CEO at Regus said: “Stress levels are mounting in the workplace as a result of various factors; workers feel desk-bound and under-resourced.

“Dedicated workspaces offer the flexibility to work in a variety of locations. This is the future of work and brings a number of benefits including improved productivity and employee well-being.”