A recent study in particular has said that a lack of control over high stress jobs in general can lead to an early grave. In more detail to this particular aspect in general those people that are in high stress jobs with little control over their workflow actually die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility in these particular areas.
- those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger
- For those in high-control jobs, high job demands are associated with a 34 percent decrease in the likelihood of death
- Studies exploring the work factors associated with death are largely absent from the organizational psychology and management literatures
“Previous academic research has found that having greater control over your job can help you manage work-related stress.”