Stress in Today's Workplace Term Paper by Peter Pen

Stress in Today's Workplace
Examines the causes of stress in the modern business world and ways to prevent it.
# 57863 | 2,412 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Apr 19, 2005 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (General)

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The nature of work is changing at whirlwind speed. Perhaps now, more than ever before, job stress poses a threat to the health of workers and, in turn, to health organizations. This paper shows that job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. The difficulties may be temporary or enduring, and they may be caused by factors at work or out of the workplace. No one is immune to stress, for it can affect employees at all levels of the organization. The paper shows that when it is too severe or long-lasting, it can negatively affect both the individual and the employer. Fortunately, many programs exist for preventing or managing stress, and the paper also covers some of these.
The paper includes illustrations.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction
A. What Is Stress?
B. What Is Job Stress?
C. Signs of Stress
D. Causes of Stress
II. Stress at Work
A. The Role of the Employer
B. The Role of the Employee
C. Job Performance
III. Stress Prevention
A. Preventing Job Stress (Prevention Programs)
B. Counseling
IV. Conclusion
V. References

From the Paper:

"Humor has become one of the most popular tools for stress relief. Positive effects of laughter include reduced of muscle tension, controlled anxiety, the ability to handle unexpected events, and simply the joy of humor. It is important for managers to allow employees to have fun. Managers can bring creative and fun events into the workplace. Another suggestion is to generate log-on jokes so that when an employee logs onto the network each day a new joke is displayed. A relatively easy and fun activity is allowing employees to dress for appropriate holidays. A company can even elect a "fun committee" to organize events. The most important thing for a manager to do when using humor is to stay creative and involve all employees."

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