Monotony, Fatigue & Stress

Monotony
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Sometimes it is also called boredom It indicates psychologically undesirable effect of repetitive work found in the factories and offices of industrial and business organizations of today It adversely affects the morale, motivation and productivity of the employees.

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It is subjective in nature It is related to personality factor Effects of monotony/boredom How to overcome monotonyuse of psychological tests, introducing change in the job, making jobs meaningful, recreational activities, reducing interruptions in job/work

Fatigue

temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work It is often the result of boredom resulting from overexposure to something

Stress
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a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.” In short, it's what we feel when we think we've lost control of events.

stress is not necessarily something bad – it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental

Causative Factors

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Excessively high workloads, with unrealistic deadlines making people feel rushed, under pressure and overwhelmed. Insufficient workloads, making people feel that their skills are being underused. A lack of control over work activities. A lack of interpersonal support or poor working relationships leading to a sense of isolation. People being asked to do a job for which they have insufficient experience or training.

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Difficulty settling into a new promotion, both in terms of meeting the new role's requirements and adapting to possible changes in relationships with colleagues. Bullying or harassment. A blame culture within your business where people are afraid to get things wrong or to admit to making mistakes. Weak or ineffective management which leaves employees feeling they don't have a sense of direction, or over-management, which can leave employees feeling undervalued and affect their self-esteem.

Multiple reporting lines for employees, with each manager asking for their work to be prioritised. Failure to keep employees informed about significant changes to the business, causing them uncertainty about their future. A poor physical working environment, eg excessive heat, cold or noise, inadequate lighting, uncomfortable seating, malfunctioning equipment, etc.

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Personal or Family Problems Technology High Demand for Performance Job Insecurity

Impact
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Loss of mental concentration Anxiety Stress Absenteeism Depression Extreme anger and frustration Family conflict Physical illnesses such as heart disease, migraine, headaches, stomach problems, and back problems

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The most common effects associated with fatigue are: Desire to sleep; Lack of concentration; Impaired recollection of timing and events; Irritability; Poor judgment; Reduced capacity for communicating with others; Reduced hand-eye coordination; Reduced visual perception; Reduced vigilance; Reduced capacity to judge risk; and Slower reaction times.

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