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This paper discusses stress management and its importance in workplaces today. The paper looks at how the possibility of stress can lead to absenteeism and low productivity and provides data and statistics on the business costs due to stress of employees. The paper then provides two case studies that document the approach that two companies took to handle the problem of stress suffered by their employees. The paper also suggests that companies adopt a more flexible work schedule and encourage the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle for employees.
From the Paper:"Vodafone is considered to be major telecommunication giant of Europe; the company has expended its services internationally, and is considered to be reputed. The ongoing competition within the field of telecommunication brought the employees of the company under serious threat to either perform well, else face termination of services, therefore the employees were under mental anxiety and worked accordingly, this resulted in greater failure for the company which was not able to achieve the targeted results even after revision. The company realized that its failure was attributed with the collapse of its supply chain system, further investigation revealed that the failure of the supply chain system was associated with the flaws and irregularities reported within the system."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Beehr, T.A., & O'Driscoll, M.P. (2002). Organizationally targeted interventions aimed at reducing workplace stress. In J.C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.). Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace. (pp. 103-119) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications.
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Stress Management (2009, January 28) Retrieved May 23, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/case-study/stress-management-111705/
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