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
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
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
Increasing excessive absence
5. Typical causes of stress on the job Work overload
Work under load
Insecure organizational climate
Insufficient performance feedback
Inadequate authority to match responsibility
6. Typical causes of stress on the job Interpersonal and inter-group conflict
Any major change in organization
Conflict - both interpersonal and inter group
Monotony/ routine work
Poor quality work by subordinates
Change in priority
7. Typical causes of stress off the job The family
8. Effects of stress Emotional problems - Depression, anxiety, irritation
Strained interpersonal relationship
Blood pressure, heart diseases, ulcer etc.
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
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