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Work Stress - MBA Organisational Behaviour Seminar

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Organisational Behaviour ; Robbins, S.P., Judge, T.A., Millett, B., Boyle, M. (2014) , 7ed.. NSW, Australia: Pearson Education Australia
“The Retention Bonus? Time,” S. Greenhouse, The New York Times(January 8, 2011), pp. B1, B7
“The Yawning of a New Era,” M. V. Rafter, Workforce Management (December 2010), pp. 3–4
“Deutsche Says It Does More with Less,” M. Turner, Financial News (June 2, 2011), efinancialnews.com
David J. Abramis (1994) Relationship Of Job Stressors To Job Performance: Linear Or An Inverted-u? Psychological Reports: Volume 75, Issue , Pp. 547-558
Mei-yung Leung, Yee-Shan Chan, Paul Olomolaiye. (2008) Impact of Stress on the Performance of Construction Project Managers. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 134:8, 644-652

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Work Stress - MBA Organisational Behaviour Seminar

  1. 1. Seminar 7b Group 13 Stuart Gow s11100919
  2. 2. Scope Introduction What is Stress? Point Counterpoint Fiji view Summary 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 2
  3. 3. Responsible managers relieve the stress on their employees 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 3
  4. 4. The Discussion…  Should organisations be responsible for relieving & reducing stress in the workplace?  Should they reduce stress?  Is it to the Organisations competitive advantage? 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 4
  5. 5. 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 5
  6. 6. Stress An unpleasant psychological process that occurs in response to environmental pressures 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 6
  7. 7. Possible sources of stress Environmental Factors Economic uncertainties Political uncertainties Technological change 10th March 2014 Case Study 3b: Job Satisfaction 7
  8. 8. Possible sources of stress cont. Personal Factors  Family  Personal relationships  Marital difficulties  Break-up of a relationship  Troubles with children  Overextended financial resources 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 8
  9. 9. Possible sources of stress Organisational Factors  Task demands  relate to a person’s job.  Role demands  relate to pressures placed on a person as a function of the particular role he or she plays in the organization 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 9
  10. 10. 10th March 2014 Case Study 3b: Job Satisfaction 10
  11. 11. Consequences Of Stress Symptoms Physiological Psychological Behavioural 10th March 2014 Case Study 3b: Job Satisfaction 11
  12. 12. To relieve/reduce stress or not… 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 12
  13. 13. Point Stress can be relieved Lower stress is good It is organisation who should do this 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 13
  14. 14. Counter Point Stress is part of “the game” Employees need to deal with it… Higher performance needs some stress 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 14
  15. 15. Stress & Performance 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 15
  16. 16. How is the Work Stress situation in Fiji? 10th March 2014 Case Study 3b: Job Satisfaction 16
  17. 17. Stress in different professions Public Sector Private Sector 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 17
  18. 18. Type of Work Administrative Hands-On Operations  Workload stress  Too much multitasking  Back-logs of work  Office politics  Physical labour  Physical teams  Heat/cold stress  Health & Safety 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 18
  19. 19. Stress is Personal Manner of work not pertinent Physical or office, no different: Stress is Stress 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 19
  20. 20. Do responsible managers relieve the stress on their employees? 20th February 2013 Case Study: Coral Reef Resort 20
  21. 21. Not about Eliminating but Managing  All workplaces = some form of stress  Impossible to remove all stress “Managing Stress” 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 21
  22. 22. Not ALL about Managers 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 22 Everyone is responsible to MANAGE Individuals Groups & Teams Organisations
  23. 23. Individual & Group Level Individuals need to know their levels Groups be aware of stress in others Teams to support each other 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 23
  24. 24. Organisational Level  Improved employee selection & job placement  Training  Increased employee involvement  Improved organisational communication  Well being Programmes 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 24
  25. 25. 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 25
  26. 26. References  Organisational Behaviour ; Robbins, S.P., Judge, T.A., Millett, B., Boyle, M. (2014) , 7ed.. NSW, Australia: Pearson Education Australia  “The Retention Bonus? Time,” S. Greenhouse, The New York Times(January 8, 2011), pp. B1, B7  “The Yawning of a New Era,” M. V. Rafter, Workforce Management (December 2010), pp. 3–4  “Deutsche Says It Does More with Less,” M. Turner, Financial News (June 2, 2011), efinancialnews.com  David J. Abramis (1994) Relationship Of Job Stressors To Job Performance: Linear Or An Inverted-u? Psychological Reports: Volume 75, Issue , Pp. 547-558  Mei-yung Leung, Yee-Shan Chan, Paul Olomolaiye. (2008) Impact of Stress on the Performance of Construction Project Managers. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 134:8, 644-652 7th April 2014 Seminar 7b: Work Stress 26
  27. 27. Seminar 7b Group 13 Stuart Gow s11100919

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