IT Management Slideshow: Stressed Out IT Teams Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-30-2012

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Nearly 70% of survey respondents consider their job stressful.

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More than 67% of IT administrators consider switching their careers on an occasional or regular basis.

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Top Three Sources of Stress for IT Admins:• Management (as cited by 28% of survey respondents)• Tight deadlines (20%)• Users (18%)

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About 1/3 of these admins work the equivalent of 10 additional weeks per year in overtime.

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72% of survey respondents say they're the most stressed among those in their social circle, or at the highest level of stress within.

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74% of IT admins in the Northeast are stressed -- the highest in the country.

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Nearly 85% of survey participants say their job has impacted their personal life.

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How the Job Impacts Personal Life of IT Admins:• Loss of sleep (as cited by 42% of survey participants)• Missed social functions (40%)• Missed time with kids (39%)• Cancelled commitments to friends/family (35%)

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22% of IT admins say they don't feel great physically.

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20% of IT admins say they've experienced stress-related health issues, such as high-blood pressure.

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