Introduction To Stress Management

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What is stress?. Stress is a condition that affects our emotions, thought process, and physical conditions.It is created by the conflict you feel between your independence and your commitment to your organization.. Typical symptoms of stress. Nervousness and tensionChronic worryDigestive problem

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1. Introduction To Stress Management M.Kandan

2. What is stress? Stress is a condition that affects our emotions, thought process, and physical conditions. It is created by the conflict you feel between your independence and your commitment to your organization.

3. Typical symptoms of stress Nervousness and tension Chronic worry Digestive problems High blood pressure Inability to relax Excessive use of alcohol and or tobacco Difficulties with sleep

4. Typical symptoms of stress (cont.) Uncooperative attitudes Feeling of inability to cope Anger and aggression Perspiration and saliva increase Increase in breathe rate Rigid behavior Increasing excessive absence

5. Typical causes of stress on the job Work overload Work under load Time urgency Insecure organizational climate Insufficient performance feedback Inadequate authority to match responsibility Role ambiguity Role conflict

6. Typical causes of stress on the job Interpersonal and inter-group conflict Value difference Any major change in organization Conflict - both interpersonal and inter group Boss interference Monotony/ routine work Poor quality work by subordinates Change in priority

7. Typical causes of stress off the job The family Financial problems Living conditions Life events

8. Effects of stress Emotional problems - Depression, anxiety, irritation Erratic behavior Strained interpersonal relationship Blood pressure, heart diseases, ulcer etc. Motivation Job performance Costs six percent of total sale in an organization Costs American industry more than $ 20 billion

9. Ability to handle stress Personal style and personality Social support during stressful events Health practices Stress threshold level

10. Managing stress-organizational level Decentralization of authority, which reduces feelings of helplessness among employees. Adjusting reward system to performance so that the employee feel the reward is fair and reasonable. Involving employees in making decision that will affect them. Enlarging job so that they include more varied activities. Enriching jobs by giving employees more responsibility for planning and directing their own work.

11. Managing stress-individual level Time Management helps managing one's own job and work situations so that one does not get overwhelmed. Assertiveness - instead of accepting every task that is offered, even when other people who could do some of them as effectively, say no to some. Delegation - instead of assuming enormous burdens while their subordinates do not have enough work. Planning - careful planning for periods of peak work load.

12. Reducing the negative effects of stress Meditation Yoga Physical exercises Abdominal breathing Muscle massage

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