Stress In The Workplace How To Cope With It
Most of us readily acknowledge that stress is an inescapable part of life in our modern society. Its in the home, the schools, and the workplace.
Workplace stress management is becoming a buzz word of sorts, as more companies seek ways to cope with workplace stressors. But what is it?
Defining Workplace Stress
Stress is the reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them. (Managing stress at work: Discussion document, United Kingdom Health and Safety Commission, London, 1999)
Stress in the workplace can be either positive stress that results in greater productivity, or negative stress that cuts productivity. Our definition does not say that stress in the workplace is a reaction to pressure, but to excessive pressure. It is when stressors are too demanding, exerting too much pressure on us, that they become negative.
Workplace stress of a harmful nature is intense, continued, or repeated.
Who Is Affected by Workplace Stress?
Everyone is affected at some time or other. As the world tries to increase output and limit time required, workplace...