Londoners 'most stressed about commute'

Londoners are more likely to experience stress at work due to the nature of their daily commute than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, new research has indicated.

According to a study published today (April 4th) by office design firm Maris Interiors, almost half - 48 per cent - of all employees in the capital feel their journey to and from their place of work is the most stressful part of their job.

This represents a significant increase on the figure of 17 per cent recorded for people plying their trade elsewhere and the organisation noted this could be due to the fact Londoners spend an average of 72 minutes travelling to and from work.

By comparison, this figure drops to 41 minutes for those based outside the capital.

This comes after research by experts at the Virginia Commonwealth University established that allowing employees to bring their dogs with them to the office can decrease anxiety levels.

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04/04/2012 16:39