Tuesday, September 19, 2006

stress in working placed

Stress is the reaction people have to excessive demands or pressures. You may find it difficult to cope with tasks, responsibilities or other types of job related pressures or you might get anxious trying to meet such demands. It isn't just bad for your work, it could also be affecting your health.

Stress may be caused or amplified by a number of factors including:

Bad relations with other work colleagues

Long and/or irregular hours

Repetitive work/boredom and lack of job satisfaction

Jobs with heavy emotional demands

Poor working environments such as excessive noise, the presence of dangerous materials, over-crowding, poor facilities, or extremities of temperature or humidity

Increased accessibility--the use of mobile phones, pagers and emails means the boss can always chase up work.

The situation can be made worse if there is bullying, conflict, harassment, and indifference to staff needs. Where the organization lacks leadership, work arrangements, deadlines and demands are set without consultation and seem to be inflexible, this leads to a high degree of uncertainty about direction, purpose, objective and job responsibilities amongst staff.

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