Effective Communication 3Both high stress workplace environments and nonstress workplace environments can experiencea crisis or high-stress situation that can disrupt the general flow of business, greatly affect howfuture business is handed, and increase unhealthy stress levels among employees.
Risks of high stress/poor communication related to workplace
Professionals that operate in high stress environments may not be attaining Maslow’s Hierarchyof Needs for a comfortable emotional state. Falling between safety (comfort) and psychologicalneeds (belongingness), these individuals may feel they are sacrificing security, order, stability,workplace relationships or belonging. Not meeting these needs can definitely lead to high burnout and less productivity.Employees in high stress environments may face emotional exhaustion, manifesting in loss of concern, trust, and interest. These tie to feelings of fatigue, irritability, frustration and burnout
Eventually employees may feel as though they are not able to deliver at a psychologically soundlevel (Gaines, 568). Research has suggested fatigue and accident proneness to be serious resultsdirectly related to experiencing workplace crises. It is noted that several critical work relatedissues may be affected when experiencing high volumes of organization stress and poor communication: Reduced job involvement, reduced performance effectiveness, reduced jobsatisfaction, absenteeism, turnover, and most importantly, potential occupational hazard (Bhagat,663).
Impaired work performance directly contributes to the generation of additional stressors,requiring social readjustments and coping for the employee (Bhagat, 668).