80 per cent of employees would rather work alone because of hostile environment: Study

A joint U.S.-Canada study, supported by the Faas Foundation on workplace wellness, shows corporate offices in both countries are rife with workplace bullying.

The cross-border survey of 2,000 respondents by Mental Health America (MHA) and the Canadian Association for Mental Health (CAMH) reveals 67 per cent of people surveyed feel their company might fire them at any time.

In addition:
•83 per cent reported that their company is overly focused on trivial activities.
•80 per cent report that they tend to work alone because of unhelpful or hostile work environments.
•41 per cent of people in unhealthy work environments report they rarely or never miss work due to work-related stress, despite the difficulties they face.

"As someone who was retaliated against after blowing the whistle on a corrupt executive, I have firsthand knowledge of the devastating effects of an unhealthy workplace," said Andrew Faas, founder of the Faas Foundation.

MHA is continuing to collect and analyze the survey data.