With a year full of layoffs behind us, it is for sure that the employees worldwide have been affected by more stress at work. And as for the prediction of the New Year 2010, you can kind of expect the jobs to get more stressful, but it all depends on how your industry and company is doing of course.
Stressful in the sense of more work per person; there have been more layoffs than ever before and with slow or no hiring the work pressure on those still at work increases. You may have seen that in recent past your responsibilities have increased and perhaps the hours at work as well. Most workers have been unable to say “no” to having more on their plates for the risk of layoffs/downsizing. That sure does amount to more stress at work.

What do you say – will our jobs be more stressful this new year?