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Presented by:Jatin Ahuja(24) Manvendra Anupam(31) Mudasir mirza(32) Sumit chawla(56)
What is work stress?
y Work stress is recognised world wide as a major challenge to workers
health and healthiness of the organization. y NIOSH defines job stress as the harmful physical and emotional responses. y Job stress is faced by employees at every level of the hierarchy.
y Unflexible working hours.What causes work stress? y Poor working organization y Excessive demands and pressures. y poor environment. . y Unfriendly conditions at work place.
. y Unpleasant tasks. y Lack of participation in decision making. y Badly designed shift systems.cont . y poor communication. .
Symptoms and warnings signs of work stress y Boredom y Anxiety y Frustration y Fatigue y Depression y Alienation y Anger/irritability y Physical problems (headaches. stomach problems) y Absenteeism .
y Feeling tired and anxious.Effects of work stress y Increasing distressed and irritable. y Unable to relax and concentrate. y Serious physical problems such as Heart disease. increasing blood pressure and disorders of the digestive system. . y Difficulty in sleeping.
smoking and abusing drug. .Contd . y Indulge in unhealthy activities such as drinking. y Serious physical problems such as heart disease. increasing blood pressure and disorders of the digestive system..
Effects of work stress on organisation y Increasing abseentism. y Impairing performance. . y affecting staff recruitment. y Increasing complaints from clients and customers.
y Replacing an average employee today costs between $3.5 million to change a top level executive.Losses to organizations due to work stress y According to a study it would cost organisation $2 to $2. y 40% of labour turnover is due to stress. .000.000 and $13. y 60 to 80% of accidents on the job are stress related and the organizations are spending millions on their hospital expenses.
y Balance between family and work can decrease work stress. y Better working conditions can reduce work stress.NIOSH approach to work stress y Working conditions plays an important role in work stress. y Support of friends and colleagues further minimizes effect of work stress. .
y One fourth of the employee feel that their job is the number one stress in their lives. . y women are 60 percent more likely to suffer from job stress than men. y 45% workers reported that they needed help in overcoming work stress.Some interesting facts about work stress y A study found that 40% of the employees feel that their job is extremely stressful.
y Maintain positive attitude. y Nobody is perfect remember this saying.How to overcome work stress y If a job is too stressful then look for a new job. . y Learn to reward yourself with little achievements. y Share your stress and problems with your close friends and family.
y Modify your job position if you are not ok with it. y Cultivate allies at work .cont . . y Have realistic expectations..
Her husband then suddenly divorced her and moved to Australia. my first thought was to give up work. I didn t prepare properly.Cas st First Reaction y Poppy Castle had a secure job and what she thought was a happy home life. They felt that because I was good at my work. and so on. Everyone said I should get it. so I applied for it. I also didn t pay enough attention to the questions at the interview. and some good prospects. A chance for promotion then came up. of course. I failed. How could I cope with the stress of childcare and all the household expenses by myself? I had a relatively secure job. I should stay put and apply for whatever help I could in the way of benefits. I took my friends advice. but the wage wasn t that great. The financial pressure was getting me down." . So. My friends at work. When John (my husband) left me with a child and the house to pay for. leaving Poppy with a young child and a house with a large mortgage. though. told me to hang in there. but I began to feel stressed at both home and in the workplace. but because of the stress I was under.
and job losses were all that people could talk about. I knew all this stress was beginning to affect the quality of my work. and came to see me at my desk. I was coming to terms with my life. Threat of Redundancy Failure of this sort doesn t do your self-esteem any good.c t. One day out of the blue in the canteen. because despite the promotion knockback. " . the pressure of this on top of my financial worries. and I explained this to Peter. My friends were a great help. a guy called Peter from Accounts began hassling me. This upset me. Then another problem arose in the form of redundancy. The redundancy was a rumour. made me think seriously about leaving work. trying to get me to go out with him. I wrote a letter of resignation and gave it to my manager. He then said he wanted to go out with me.talk . he asked if he could sit next to me. and so was my manager. " Workplace Stalker And then to add to my troubles. Frankly. I had to get on with things. The redundancy talk turned out to be just that . but the company was going through a rough patch. Another relationship was the last thing on my mind. But over the next few weeks. he phoned me. She told me that there d be other chances for promotion and I d get there in the end. In fact. in a moment of panic and stress.but I could have done without the rumours. Still. emailed me.
Now what will you suggest poppy castle to overcome the problem of stress ? .
and then said she d see what she could do about him. I m much happier. The promotion opportunity did come again. My manager listened to what I told her. so to speak.cont. but with the support of workplace friends and my manager. She didn t want me to leave. After this chat. and she knew that there was going to be another opportunity for promotion within the next few weeks. and once my manager had put Peter in his place. What in fact she did do was see Peter s boss the next day. and I did succeed the second time round. My manager advised me to take a day off and think carefully about what I was doing. but I was stressed about Peter. Between them. I said that was fine. . Things are still tough financially. Turning Point This was something of a turning point. they banned him from seeing or communicating with me at work. things started to look up.
y Visit a friend who has a great sense of humour. y Listen to your favourite music. .How you can overcome work stress from our perspective y Play your favourite sport. y Indulge yourself in gossiping and grapevine. y Go to a amusement park with your family. y Go for a long drive with your girlfriend/boyfriend.
Now. Once everyone is done. actors. etc. . games. write down ten favorite movies. It can be anything like movies. You have to guess who's list this can be. each one has to write a list consisting of their favorites in this category.Games to overcome work stress One of the fun filled stress relief games for groups is 'Who likes What'. pick one list and read aloud the list items. collect all the lists and mix them in a bowl. In this game. songs. Like if the category is movie. Now one of you can be the leader. first you have to decide a category.
Often Q1. Conditions at work are unpleasant or sometimes even unsafe. I have too much work to do and/or too many unreasonable deadlines. 1 2 3 4 Q2. I feel that my job is negatively affecting my physical or emotional well being. 1 2 3 4 . 1 2 3 4 Q3.QUESTIONAIRE 1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometime 4 .
I feel that job pressures interfere with my family or personal life. 1 2 3 4 Q5. I find it difficult to express my opinions or feelings about my job conditions to my superiors. I have adequate control or input over my work duties.QUESTIONAIRE 1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometime 4 . 1 2 3 4 . 1 2 3 4 Q6.Often Q4.
1 2 3 4 Q8. I am able to utilize my skills and talents to the fullest extent at work. I receive appropriate recognition or rewards for good performance.QUESTIONAIRE 1 Never 2 Rarely 3 Sometime 4 . 1 2 3 4 .Often Q7.
.Good bye to stress ..