Economic meltdown affecting Indian CEOs' health

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) An Assocham survey today said the current economic meltdown and its after-effects, leading to higher input costs and credit crunch, are adversely affecting the health of Indian CEOs.

''The financial crisis, leading to higher input costs and credit access virtually getting out of hands of large corporates of turnover of over Rs 5,000 crore, has brought 68 per cent CEOs a complete restlessness in fulfilling their commitments in last nine to ten months,'' the Survey, titled 'Current Business Scenario If Causing Stress to CEOs', revealed.

Out of 400 CEOs interviewed, only 32 per cent respondents, that is 128 CEOs, said they get rid off their stress successfully through yoga, gym, golf, cycling, music and morning stroll.

Majority of CEOs said they are under pressure to achieve targets, especially when the global economy is facing financial crises and its impact on Indian economy has become visible.

''CEOs remain under tremendous stress and fatigue to deliver desired results and make adjustments both on margins of their top line and bottom line profitability...Doing business as per organisational expectations have severely affected their daily routine in adverse manner and health also,'' it said.

However, 25 per cent of the CEOs said they consider stress as a positive instrument to work harder.

Besides, 40 per cent CEOs are moving towards ayurvedic treatments like naturopathy, massage, acupuncture and acupressure, in addition to opting for a proper and good balanced diet.


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