How to Manage Stress Essay

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WORK STRESS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Contents Introduction 3 Causes of Stress 6 Work-related stressors 6 Personal Stressors 9 Environmental Stressors 10 Effects of Stress 10 Psychological and Physiological Effects 11 The effects of work stress on the organizations 12 how to Control Stress 14 Stress Management at Workplace 14 Advantages of stress Management 15 Strategies of Stress Management 16 Individual Approaches 16 Organizational Approaches 18 References 20 Introduction It isn't easy to find a generally acceptable definition of 'stress.' Doctors, engineers, psychologists, management consultants, linguists, and lay-person all use the word in their own distinctive ways with their own definition. A useful definition for this document is “a demand made on the adaptive capacities of the mind and our body.” If a given person can handle the demand and enjoy the stimulation involved, then stress is welcome and helpful. If they can't and find the demand debilitating, then stress is harmful. This definition is useful in three ways: 1. Stress can be good and bad 2. It isn't events that determine if we are stressed, it is our reaction to them 3. The definition tells us that stress is a demand made upon the body's capacities. What is Job Stress? Job stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress matters to our health and our work. When we feel stressed, our bodies respond by raising the concentration of stress hormones in our blood. When our bodies continually respond to constant demands or threats, coping mechanisms stay in overdrive, which can be damaging to health over time. Research shows that excessive job stress can lead to many long-term health problems, including

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