Stress management

             Once an organization establishes itself as a profit seeking company, its primary objective is clear: maximize profits and minimize costs. Therefore, among other responsibilities, the president of an organizations duty is to ensure that employees are productive and working to their full potential. Part of this duty requires assessing work conditions and being aware of how environment factors can influence an employee's health and productivity. Frequent changes in the work environment can lead to high stress levels among staff because stressful work environment place high demands on the physical and mental energies of workers and thus negatively affect productivity (1). In order to manage the stress felt by employees, management must examine the concept of stress entirely. Potential stress in the work must be identified, the role individual differences play in stress must be acknowledged and the symptoms of stress in employees must be observed so that a course of action designed to moderate stress level among employees can be formulated.
             Employees stress can be caused by any environmental condition, which place physical or mental demands on an individual (2). In order t manage stress levels in the workplace, it is necessary to identify potential stressors, both job related and work non-work related. Workplace stressors fall into several categories. Interpersonal stressors arise as a result of employee interaction and are most prevalent. These include sexual harassment and work place violence. Role related stressors encompass role ambiguity, role conflict and work overload. Role ambiguity occurs when workers are uncertain of what is expected of them. Role conflict arises due to the competing demands they face at work. A doctor for instance, must be caring but also remain detached, and drawing the line between the two can be a source of conflict. The last role-related stressor, work overload, is brought on by increasing worked ho...

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