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Around half of the UK’s workforce say they are closer to burning out than they were five years ago, according to a new report by workplace provider Regus.
The top triggers of workplace stress are lack of exercise, feeling understaffed and job insecurity, according to the report that canvassed over 3,000 of the UK’s business people about their work environment.
A significant majority of respondents – 68% – found a change of scenery such as working from another location to be a good stress reliever. Three in five of those who do so say they are more content now that they work outside the main office some of the time.
Some 53% of freelancers said that they think freelance workers, with their freedom to change location and set their own hours, are less stressed than regular staff.