Academics rediscover the Peter Principle:
\’Our research finds that the mental health of managers typically deteriorates after a job promotion, and in a way that goes beyond merely short-term change.
\’Just because people in managerial positions find themselves to be healthier does not necessarily mean this is as a direct result of their occupational positions.
\’These findings suggest that there are other determining factors because we found that there were no physical health benefits at all.
\’When it came to mental health we found that promotions actually make people feel more stressed – meaning promotions may not actually be good for your health.
\’It\’s not completely clear why this is but it may be that promotions are not the best route for everybody due to increased pressure and stress levels. We found that some people just don\’t cope in certain positions.
What is the Peter Principle you ask? That everyone is promoted to their own level of incompetence.
Something which is, as you can imagine, somewhat stressful, being out of your depth.