Most IT Admins Suffer From Work-Related Stress

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-09-2013
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Most IT Admins Suffer From Work-Related Stress

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Does it seem like your IT administrators are on edge all the time these days? You're not imagining things. Most IT admins say they're feeling overwhelmed by stress, and are paying the price in their professional and personal lives—even at the risk of their health, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. This could result in staffing concerns for you: More than one-half of IT admins are considering leaving their job due to workplace stress. And, unfortunately, a fair share of the dissatisfaction is being attributed to CIOs and management, findings show. "It's concerning that more than half are still stressed to the point that they are actively considering leaving their current role," says Phil Bousfield, general manager of IT operations at GFI Software. "The research is a stark reminder that IT staffers need to be supported and given the right resources to do their job efficiently—and that management must be an enabler, not an obstacle for IT progress." More than 200 U.S. IT administrators participated in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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