Stress is a prevalent and costly problem in today’s workplace. About one-third of workers report high levels of stress. One –quarter of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Three-quarters of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Evidence also suggests that stress is the major cause of turnover in organizations. Stress at the workplace:
Stress is the harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when there is a poor match between job demands and the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. Causes of workplace stress:
Primary cause of stress at the workplace results from the interaction of the worker and the conditions of work. Differences in the individual characteristics such as personality and coping skills are very important in knowing whether the condition of job will result in stress. There are some specific situations that can cause stress at the work place. Uncomfortable working environment:
An uncomfortable working environment can take its action on the overall health of an individual and cause a fair amount of stress overtime. This includes organization’s atmosphere as well as human behavior in an organization.
With the revolution of industrial and information technology, improvement in productivity has become possible. This causes the owners and investors to think and put pressure on the bottom line workers. High competition, lack of workers unions has increase the fear of job and even high performers don’t consider themselves safe, from a pink-slip. Working for long hours:
Competition from coworkers and fear of losing job make employees to work harder for long hours. This causing physical tiring and drain their mind completely. Also increased demands for overtime due to staff cutbacks. Job insecurity:
Economic conditions, competition in the...