Tuesday, May 28, 2013

High Blood Pressure

A 1990 Cornell University study concluded that jobs combining high responsibility with low autonomy were three times more likely to produce high blood pressure than jobs that either offered some degree of autonomy or lower responsibility levels. (Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., I'd Change My Life If I Had More Time, p. 112-3)

Mr. Dickie's Comment: I personally confirmed this while working at the Library of Congress. It's no fun trying to deliver a project, with a fixed completion date, when you don't have the power to compel people to do the work that only they can accomplish.

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month
28 May 2013

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