An Analysis Of Work-Stress Management In The Workplace

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Work-Stress Management
“Analysis and Application Paper-Analysis Section” Stress has been considered a part of everyday life, and it affects everyone at some point and time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It 's important to know your limits when it comes to stress to avoid serious health effects. Stress is caused by many things, but mainly when people have change in their lives, from getting married to determining what graduate school to attend or most common trying to stay ahead in the work place. Changes can be positive or negative, as well as real or perceived. Chapter 18 in The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook highlights Work-Stress Management and details
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What a loaded question, but before I or anyone else can answer it, we have to learn where our stressors come from and to the extent of how much we create by ourselves. Work-place stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands. In general, the combination of high demands in a job and a low amount of control over the situation can lead to stress. I have seen and worked in a stressful environment, and my stress in the workplace has come from many situations. For example; my previous company had a tradition to put as much pressure on their employees as possible to try and get them to produce at a higher rate. Even when production numbers soared the amount of pressure increased, and employees who start to feel the "pressure to perform" got caught up in a downward spiral of increasing effort to meeting rising expectations with no increase in job satisfaction. I saw firsthand how the amount of pressure on employees led to stress and their requirement to work at optimum performance took its toll. Employees overall were not satisfied in their jobs, employee turnover was growing, and increased absenteeism due to illness, were affected over stressed workplace. Work-place stress also includes some built-in difficulties that the workers is paid to adjust to, but it’s how the workers …show more content…
Setting the right goals, having a plan to reach those goals, and following through on what is required to reach or maintain goals, can make the difference between having a happy, fulfilled and less-stressed workplace, or not having one. I been taught by Joe Thompson, my mentor at Acuity Brands Lighting that goals are like having a good road map for life, follow the directions and success will come, deviate from the plan and issues will occur. Mr. Thompson explained to me that once my stressors are identified, I need to set goals to improve them before they controlled me. He shared with me the SMART model for goal setting. SMART is an acronym which stands for Specific, Measurable, Action-Orientated, Realistic, and Time-Based. S-in turn means what item will I focus my time and energy on, M-how do I measure my goals to ensure I’m on pace to achieve them, A- what are the clear steps on completing my task at hand, and R- are my goals realistic, and T-am I on tract timewise to complete my goals timely, or do I need to adjust or redefine

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