Human Resource Management

Topics: Stress, Occupational health psychology, Workplace stress Pages: 4 (911 words) Published: September 24, 2014
 Human Resource Management
Submitted To: Prof.S.C Roy Done By: Sourojit Roy 1st Year BBA.LLB Roll No:1242 INTRODUCTION

Stress is a dynamic condition in which an individual is confronted with an opportunity,demand, or resource related to what the individual desires and for which the outcome is perceived to be both uncertain and important. Stress is a state of mind that reflects certain biochemical reactions in the human body and is projected by a sense of anxiety,tension and depression and is caused by such demands by the environmental forces or internal forces that cannot be met by the resources available to the person. The intensity of such demands that require a readjustment of resources or operational styles would determine the extent of stress. Such environmental events or conditions that have the potential to induce stress are known as “stressors”.

Although stress is typically discussed in a negative context, it is not necessarily bad in itself; it also has a positive value. It is an opportunity when it offers potential gain. Consider, for example, the superior performance an athlete or stage performer gives in a “clutch” situation. Such individuals often use stress positively to rise to the occasion and perform at their maximum. Similarly, many professionals see the pressures of heavy workloads and deadline as positive challenges that enhance the quality of their work and satisfaction they get from their job.

Recently, researchers have argued that challenge stressors or stressors associated with workload, pressure to complete tasks, and time urgency-operate quite differently from hindrance stressors or stressors that keep you from reaching your goals( for example: red tape,office politics,confusion over job responsibilities). Although research is just starting...

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