Is There Any Association Between Healthier Work Environment and Healthier Individual? -Ms. Pratyasha Chakraborty

Around 98 million people are working in India, most of them in the unorganized sector, but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problem. It is increasingly recognized that workplaces can have psychological impact on their employees. Stress is high among software profession because of their nature of work, competition, and work overload.
This research paper focuses on uncovering workplace disparities and addressing the psychological needs of the workforce. This paper also tried to cover the association between Healthy workplace and healthy individual. Survey questions were designed to collect data on workplace culture, workplace stress, employee engagement and overall physical and mental health of those working in IT (Information- Technology) industries. 204 IT employees were surveyed from various IT companies across India.
Around 22% are suffering from chronic health conditions. 80% of respondents felt exhausted about another day at work. 36% felt irritable than usual. It is increasingly being recognized that the mental health stressors at the workplace can be a contributory factor to a range of physical illness.
Depression and anxiety have a significant economic impact on organization productivity. There are many effective actions that organizations can take to promote mental health in the workplace and those actions may also benefit productivity. To assist organizations and workers, WHO has produced the “Protecting Workers’ Health” series which provides guidance on common issues such as harassment and stress that can affect the health of workers.

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