Importance of Work and Private Life

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The importance of balancing work and private life for individuals in organisations - discussing motivation and work place stress.

In this essay, I will discuss about motivation and work place stress that individuals endure in organisations (work) and their private life. I will look at what stress is, what causes it and how it can be managed. I will also talk about how people are motivated and how this affects them and the organisation. I will use theorises to support my essay and also explore whether some theories are relevant in today’s world.

Firstly, it is important to understand what an organisation is and what is meant by organisational behaviour. The term organisation is quite loose and can be used to cover any recognizable system or structure or structure that exists to help or maintain people’s ability to achieve something. Organizational Behaviour is the study of human behaviour in the workplace, as an academic discipline, its concern is to gain understanding of those factors, both individual and organizational, that influence people’s behaviour (Dick, 2006).

Organizational behaviour studies are becoming more important than in previous years because workplaces must learn to adapt to the rapidly changing business cultures that have stemmed from a competitive and fast-paced market. Organizational behaviour was a topic that was not discussed until an employee's behaviour changed, productivity changed, or sales decreased. In today's business world, managers are beginning to view organizational behaviour as an intricate piece of training and development of the workforce. I feel organizational behaviour is an essential tool for managing effective teams.

One of the issues that organisational behaviour looks at is stress. There are many definitions of stress. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (1999) defines stress as ‘the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the...
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