Mental Health Problems Threaten Economic Growth

All modern knowledge economies are damaging their human capital to some extent.

It is a result of the pressure to be ever more productive.

In the industrial sector you can achieve that by putting in more and better machines, but in the service economy the main way to achieve this is by making people work more and more intensely. By giving workers autonomy they have to effectively self-manage and self-regulate, which is much more efficient from the firm’s perspective, but which adds substantially to the load and pressure of the worker.”

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