Work Stress of a Manager

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Work stress of a manager

Contents
 Definition of stress
 Causes of stress  Work stress  Work stress of a manager  How to manage stress?

What is stress?
 Stress is defined as an organism's total response to environmental demands, pressures or irritants.

What is stress?

Causes of stress.

Causes of work stress.
 Excessive workload
 Workplace Bullying or harassment.  Job insecurity  High demands for performance  Technology  Work place culture  Personal or family problems

Work stress of a Manager
 Office politics
 Constant interruptions  A feeling of little to no control  Tight deadlines and other time pressures  Poor organizational communication  Lack of direction from superiors  Too many internal meetings  Handling/keeping up with emails  Job security  Change in the workplace

Impact on work.
Impact on organization
 Reducing stuff performance and productivity  Increase in mistakes  Poor commitment to work  Poor work relations

Impact on manager
 Serious health damage (skin conditions, raised heart rate, pain, headaches)  Tiredness and irritability  Reduced quality of work  Poor judgment  Poor decision making  Reduced attention span  Impaired memory

 High staff turnover

How to manage stress?
 Keep a positive attitude.
 Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga, or tai-chi.  Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.  Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.  Learn to manage your time more effectively.  Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.

Stress management for Managers

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1. Simplify
2. Prioritize. 3. Use pencil, not pen. 4. Give away your cape. 5. Collaborate and cooperate. 6. Laugh. 7. Exercise. 8. Stop juggling. 9. Build boundaries. 10. Think globally.


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11. Avoid stimulants and sugar.
12. Compare and despair. 13. Avoid negative people. 14....
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