Title New hires can spread mental-health problems to their co-workers Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Livemint Media type Web Country/Territory India Date 22/09/21 Description Can people spread mental-health problems from one company to another like an infectious disease? Recent research suggests it is possible. New hires diagnosed with anxiety, depression or high levels of stress are likely to transmit these feelings to their new co-workers, according to a study published online in May in the Administrative Science Quarterly.
“The paper looks at the spread of mental-health disorders through an epidemiological lens," says co-author Julia Kensbock, an assistant professor at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. Viewed from this perspective, she says, mental-health disorders can spread from one company to another through new hires.
Producer/Author Lisa Ward URL https://www.livemint.com/science/health/new-hires-can-spread-mental-health-problems-to-their-coworkers-11632236467917.html Persons Julia Kensbock
- Troubled organizations
- anxiety and stress
- disorders and violence
- firm size