Information technology firms were guarded in their response to an Economic Times report last week on how IT workers were slipping into depression. They felt that while the stress was a common factor in every industry, it drew greater attention in the IT sector because of its growth, status and affluence.
Entrepreneur Jerry Rao and founder of software firm MphasiS said to ET, "I doubt, statistically, if stress-related cases from IT are any more than other sectors, unless there is data to prove otherwise."
In the ET report, Nasscom Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajan attributed it to openess among the IT employees to seek help, while Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education and a former Infosys board member, said the issue gets highlighted in the sector due to its output-driven nature.
For more, read the ET report