Introduction to Stress in an Organization

What you’ll learn to do: Discuss stress and the consequences of stress in an organization

Stress has become an ever-increasing focal point in the world of business. As an employee, you hear about it all the time. Downsizing at a company creates stress among the remaining workers when workloads, and time at work, increase. Surveys show us that employees often struggle to find a balance between job responsibilities and family responsibilities. Companies go out of business in this competitive environment, and because of that job security is not what it once was.

Understanding what stress is, where it comes from, and what it means to an organization are a manager’s first steps to alleviating some of the havoc it wreaks.

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