In other word, the stress harms us mentally, and our body’s ability to response to it. Sekimoto (2008) suggests that internal stress is everywhere around us. Signs of this stress usually may include feeling down, thinking about detrimental things, sulkiness, cry without reasons, pessimism, and homesick. Other reasons of internal stress are; employee doesn’t satisfy with his/her work, workload, working long hours, lack of knowledge for the task at hand, and undealt interpersonal conflict at work. For example: if employee didn’t do something good enough, boss will argue for it or have worse relationship with colleagues because of it, this gives damaging things for that employee.
“Stress in the workplace can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capacities of the worker” (Stress 2). Everyone works at a different pace, and sometimes workers could feel like they cannot keep up with the tasks they need to complete or at least not at the time it is to be done. Not only does job stress have to with workers’ capacities but it also includes environmental situations (Pollack 45). When an employee is under constant demand, this can create a tense environment in which the worker may feel constant pressure to meet the demands. Everyone has differe... ... middle of paper ... ...st Stressful Jobs Reported by CareerCast.
In the workplace, stress can have some strong physical and mental effects on employees. To best understand stress, it is first important to define it. Stress is defined as “a feeling of tension that occurs when a person perceives that a given situation is about to exceed one’s ability to cope and consequently could endanger one’s well being” (Hitt, Miller & Colella, 2011). Stress on the job is usually the result of people feeling inadequate and unable to perform the given duties of a position at a high level. This could be the result of not having the tools necessary to complete the work or having an outside need that is unable to be met while performing duties.
First, managers were uncomfortable with their role in managing the vicissitude. Some feared recrimination while others did not have the experience or implements to efficaciously manage their employees resistance. Managers withal were concerned about the demands and responsibilities placed on them by the new business processes, systems or technologies. • Fear of job loss: Managers felt that if change occurs the system changes and that can have effect on their job security. Middle management is often the victim of large-scale business change.
Through thorough analysis, Company X has attributed the poor quality of its programs as a reason why customers are dissatisfied and seeking other vendors. The programs are full of bugs and glitches, which affect the overall performance of these programs. Company X also does not have access to as many resources as their competitors do, thus affecting the build and design of each program. Loss of revenue continues to make necessary resources even harder to acquire. Customers are losing patience with Company X because the overall development time for each program is taking too long.
Dealing with Stress and Burnout in the Workplace Any work environment can have stressful aspects that can negatively affect the employees’ performance and may lead to burnout. Oftentimes when employees are stressed or burnout their commitment at the job may begin to weaken and they may lose satisfaction. Many organizations have recognized that workers burnout is the result of aggravated chronic work stressors and embodied by enervation and inefficacy. This author will discuss the impact of stress and worker burnout on organizations. Moreover, this author will consider the implication of stress and worker burnout on the employee, as well as the short- and long-term productivity of a business.
Lack of promotional opportunities at your place of employment, in spite of the fact that you go that extra mile will contribute to stress. Some effects that can result from stress in the work place are; poor job performance, low morale in the office, and insalubrious employees. Reciprocally, elevated stress levels in an organization are associated with increased turnover, absenteeism; sickness, and reduced productivity. At a personal level, work stressors are related to depression, anxiety, general mental distress symptoms, heart disease, ulcers, and chronic pain (Sauter, Hurrell, & Cooper, 1989). A stressor is the object or event that the individual perceives to be disruptive.
Furthermore they have other physical problems like the smaller and cramped workspace and shorter time to fulfill their tasks (Stack, Laura. “Employees Behaving Badly”. HR Magazine 01 Octob 2003 : 111.). The effects of this stressful routine have influence on the productivity and the worker social life. Employees' stress affects their income and it can be harmful to the companies which don`t adopt politics to prevent this problem.
Things such as unrealistic deadlines, lack of appropriate break periods, and increasingly heightened expectations are common causes of work-related stress that exist throughout a wide variety of occupations (Shimazu & Kosugi, 2003). Other harmful factors that are related to work overload include rapid change, disordered multitasking, uncertainty, and interruptions during work. While it is possible for many hours of concentration on a well-defined job to have a positive effect on a person’s mental state, it is also possible for less than an hour of chaos in the workplace to have a hazardous effect on a person’s health (Zohar, 1999). People who serve as managers and supervisors are most susceptible to work overload. One potential explanation for this is the open-ended nature of the managerial job (Johns & Saks, 2001).
Since the complex nature of organization, it is not surprise that the people who work in an organization are face to a range of conflicting pressures, some of them will lead to individual stress. As I mention in the introduction, an organization is composed with individuals, the fluctuation of their physical and emotional, each of whose action and reaction will affect the whole organization phenomenon and stressful occur. Marshall & Cooper (1981) emphasize that ‘stress’ is a different phenomenon from ‘pressure’; stress is something more than pressure. It’s breakdown normal human performance. There are many factors that make an organization become a stressful place.