Bangkok ranks amongst the work without balance, people die every day. Because you work hard!?

Weekend Manager – 2022 Bangkok ranks behind the worst Work-Life Balance city in the world. very high working hours overwork undermines both physical and mental health Moreover, each year hundreds of thousands of people die from work.

A survey from Kisi, a software company, is about Work-Life Balance, or work-life balance. In a ranking of cities with the best Work-Life Balance in the world for the year 2022, Bangkok, Thailand ranked 96th out of the top 100 cities with the best Work-Life Balance in the world this year. Come and join the TOP 5 cities that work without balance ever

The last cities on Work-Life Balance consist of 96.Bangkok, Thailand, 97. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 98.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 99.Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and 100. Cape Town, South Africa.

As for cities, while the top 5 cities with the best Work-Life Balance in the world are Oslo, Norway, Bern, Switzerland, Helsinki, Finland, Zurich, Switzerland, and Copenhagen. Denmark

For the criteria for considering the Work-Life Balance ranking, data for each city will be collected in 3 categories: Work Intensity, Society and Institutions, and City Liveability. Data were collected in various dimensions in which Bangkok received low scores in the following areas: Able to work remotely, overwork, low minimum holidays, high cost of living, happiness, culture and leisure, safety, outdoor space. and air quality

In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study published in the journal Environment International. Published in May 2021 stated that overtime work It affects long-term health and is one of the leading causes of premature death for hundreds of thousands of people each year. and lead to unhealthy behaviors and make life unbalanced

A group of people who work 55 hours or more each week. There is a risk of “Stroke” increased by about 35 percent and there was a risk of death from “heart disease” 17 percent higher compared to people working 35-40 hours a week.

That is the result of the study stated by the WHO.

In 2016, more than 745,000 people worldwide died from strokes and heart disease, all resulting from working too many hours each day. The trend of mortality among workers from 2000 to 2016 showed a 42 percent increase in deaths from heart disease and a 19 percent increase in strokes.

The study also found that the majority of the deaths, about 72 percent, were men of middle age or older. by people in Southeast Asia, including Japan, China and Australia.

For example, Japan A number of the population is facing hard work to death. called Karoshi disease Caused by working hard until not enough rest, stress, exhaustion, causing physical and emotional disorders eventually leading to death The most common cause of death is congestive heart failure. Stroke and suicide. Insights indicate that most of the deceased worked 60 to 70 hours a week in a row. or more

In addition, during the COVID-19 outbreak, the WHO has stated that working from home is which takes more hours to work an average increase of more than 10 percent, including the sluggish economy poses an increased risk of death from the above-mentioned diseases. This does not include stress from work as well.

Consistent with data from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN), the survey revealed that each year Nearly 2 million people worldwide die from work-related causes. from working hours that are too long not enough rest Sick of a work-related disease Pollution at work, etc.

Hard work also results in behaviors that are harmful to health, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, lack of exercise, etc.

Dr. Somsak Ankasilp, MD. Director-General of the Medical Department stated that people who work too hard are at risk of “Diabetes” The obvious cause is the behavior of eating sweets, oils, fried foods, especially when working hard. Stress, the body needs sweets to fill. Because they can alleviate stress, sugary desserts can help lower levels of cortisol and adrenaline. to be released when feeling stressed When you’re stressed out, eat more. This method is a short-term solution and is also very damaging to health.

However, even though a number of people faced surrender With the burdens of life, hard work cannot be avoided. But there was another group of people who lived a different life. More than half of the younger generation is more willing to be unemployed than to work unhappy, with Randstad, the world’s second-largest recruitment agency, surveying 35,000 people in 34 occupational markets. The Workmonitor global survey revealed that the proportion of Gen Y and Gen Z 56% rated happiness as important at work and stated that he would decide to quit his job If work interferes with personal life

In addition, the Bloomberg website released a survey of Americans in early June 2021, showing that working from home can save you money on travel and daily expenses. Some say last year they saved more than $500 a month on travel expenses (about 15,000 baht) and brought many people closer to their families. 39 percent of respondents, who are Gen Y, or millennials between the ages of 20 and 39, said they would quit if companies were to return to their offices after the coronavirus pandemic.

Flex Jobs US job site The results of the survey of employees who work from home A survey of 2,100 private company employees during April 2021 found that more than half wanted to continue working at home. Even though the government has announced that the country is out of the epidemic crisis

However, research from Owl Labs indicates that employees who are off-office or some but not all. 22% happier than employees who are in the office all the time because they are less stressed concentrate more Have work and life balance making it more productive

There is also support from Prodoscore, the maker of employee tracking software. Data from 30,000 users shows that Employees are more productive by 5% when working from home, and WFH has become a contributor to multi-dimensional productivity.