WORK LOAD AND LEVEL OF STRESS

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ü and 4/22/12 . mental effects of stress. Identify situations that cause stress at work place. ü Identify emotional. physical.OBJECTIVES ü To assess the current stress level. ü To apply various stress reduction techniques to alleviate stress.

or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor 4/22/12 .INTRODUCTION The harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities. resources.

What produces high strain jobs? Lack of job control üAmbiguous role üConflicting roles üConflict in the workplace ü Work overload üInsufficient reward üBreakdown of community üAbsence of fairness ü 4/22/12 .

EFFECTS OF STRESS / PROBLEMS Health problems üPhysical injuries üPsychological effects üBurnout ü 4/22/12 .

Health problems Heart disease ü Autoimmune diseases ü Ulcers ü Arthritis üInfectious diseases üMental illnesses üSprains and strains ü 4/22/12 .

Psychological effects ü ü ü ü ü ü ü Greater use of alcohol and drugs Depression Headaches Absenteeism Post-traumatic stress disorder Job dissatisfaction Tension 4/22/12 .

Burnout ü Emotional exhaustion and negative attitude Result of excessive work demands Affects job satisfaction. organizational commitment and turnover intentions ü ü 4/22/12 .

HOW TO MANAGE STRESS IN WORK PLACE? • • • • • • 4/22/12 Selection and placement decisions Goal setting Redesigning jobs Increasing employee involvement Increasing organizational communication Providing organizational wellness programs .

and which challenge their ability to cope. tiredness. Neck– shoulder pain. stomach problems. Workrelated illnesses in Sweden increased by two4/22/12 thirds for women and almost doubled for men . skills or abilities. low back pain and sleeping problems are the most frequently-reported symptoms resulting in sickness absence. Work-related health problems have increased for both men and women in industrialized countries.LITERATURE REVIEW Work-related stress is a pattern of reactions that occurs when workers are presented with work demands that are not matched to their knowledge. headache.

Extremes can generate ü . ü Allow workers time to recharge after periods of intense.SUGGESTION FOR REDUCING STRESS IN WORKPLACE Avoid electronic monitoring of staff. ü Deliver important information that significantly affects employees face to face. ü Keep in mind that staff need to balance privacy and 4/22/12 social interaction at work. Personal supervision generates considerably less stress. ü Encourage positive social interactions between staff to promote problem solving around work issues and increase emotional support.

and new tools to evaluate the intensity of individual distress. body mapping.CONCLUSION The result of the study suggest that the organization must assign the work according to the persons capacity. 4/22/12 . Assigning heavy work or over time work may lead to physiological as well as psychological problems. and workflow mapping to identify the causes of stress. Achieving this will require further comparative studies. The organization must adopt various tools such as surveys of the work force. Stress intervention measures should focus on stress prevention for individuals as well as tackling organizational issues.

Richard Hackman Greg R. Szalma ü 4/22/12 . James L. Oldham ü PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS – Peter A. Hancock .BIBLIOGRAPHY ü FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR WORK REDESIGN – J.

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