Stress

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Stress

  1. 1. STRESS MANAGEMENT
  2. 2. • Stress can be explained basically as pressure upon a person’s psychological system which arises out of complexity of one’s work life. It also affects his or her physical and behavior system.
  3. 3. • Stress is basically the influence of one object on another object. Mainly three terms are used as synonyms to stress like stress, strain, pressure. • Stress is an experience that creates physiological and psychological imbalance within a person. Stress gets generated whenever there is a change in its environment and work conditions.
  4. 4. • Stress is not necessarily bad in and of itself. Stress being negative also has positive value. Stress is said to be positive when the situation offers an opportunity for one to gain something. • Distress and Eustress: Distress is negative aspect of stress which occurs when we feel insecure, helpless as a result tension and pressure. Eutress is the term used to describe positive stress. Eustress is the stress of meeting challenges.
  5. 5. Experienced stress Individual factors Group stress Organizational factors Environmental factors
  6. 6. Individual Factors • Family problems • Economic problems • Personality type • Life and carrier
  7. 7. Organizational Factors • Organizational structure • Organizational policies • Organization’s life stage • Task demand • Social changes • Economic changes • Technological changes
  8. 8. Group Stress • Social support • Community conditions • Showing lack of concern
  9. 9. Environmental Factors • Economic uncertainty • Political uncertainty • Technological uncertainty
  10. 10. Consequence of Stress
  11. 11. Physiological Symptoms • Headaches • High blood pressure • Heart disease
  12. 12. Psychological Symptoms • Depression • Decrease in job satisfaction • Anxiety
  13. 13. Behavioral Symptoms • Productivity • Absenteeism • Turnover
  14. 14. Management of stress
  15. 15. Coping strategies at the organizational level • Organizational role clarity • Job redesign • Stress reduction and stress management programmes • Collateral programmes • Supportive organization climate • Counseling
  16. 16. Coping strategies by individuals • Relaxation • Time management • Role management • Meditation • Support group

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