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Occupational hazards on bankers

Published : Sunday, 8 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 296

Dear Sir

A recent study report on 'Occupational Stress and Job Performance of Employees of Banks: Bangladesh Perspective' published by the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)' is a very fact finding pertinent issue and most of the bankers have to suffer this occupational pressure in their working environment.

Chasing higher targets is one of the primary sources of occupational stress of the employees in the country's banks and the targets mainly include deposit mobilisation, loan disbursement and recovery. Around 180,000 people working in the country's banking industry and out of them, around 99 per cent are facing some sort of stress that affects their performance and personal as well as family life. The fact is that target oriented job earns extra profit of the said organisation but at the same time it creates extra mental stress to the concerned bankers.

It is recommended that friendly working environment, proper career development plan, motivation for work, job stress-related training and physical exercise and healthy diet can reduce stress in an individual. The banking authority should have to look into the causes of occupational stress and pay heed to implement the above mentioned advices for the welfare oriented banking professional.

Md Zillur Rahaman
Gandaria, Dhaka

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