Worker Stress

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Worker Stress
Because of the stress, employees are having problems at work. This kind of stress is called “desk rage”. There are some researchs and studys about causes, consequences and solutions for this "anger".
Nowadays “employees are stressed to epidemic proportions” (as cited in “Worried at Work: Mood and
Mindset in American Workplace”) because, even they always have encountered workplace stress, it's more intense currently due to economic and social tendency. 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.
Stressed employees are losing their calmness and displaing anger at work. This "desk rage" can be observed from rude acts and mood changes to tumults and discussions with co-workers. Usually people don't get ireful all at once, but they give early evidences. Then, it's a manager responsibility to perceive the first suggestions of a stress in employee behavior and to try to avoid a desk rage.
To combat desk rage it's necessary first to identify signs of stress and to follow some tips: to form an idea of the worth of employee workloads; to confront employee aggression; to encourage workers to take a lunch, to walk around, to get some air - even to take longer time away, like on vacation; to pay attention to how the employee act in society; to make the workplace be pleasant and fun; to educate employees about the signs of stress and to encourage them to use de-stressing programs
(Stack, Laura. “Employees Behaving Badly”. HR Magazine 01 Octob 2003 : 111.). Becoming a friend of the employee helps the manager to fight this kind of fury. Other important initiative is to find alternative ways of work, like woorkplaces without the boss, where each worker can acquire the conciense and responsability with his own job.
Anyway, sometimes it can be difficult to decrease the stress level because it's just part of the job. But it keeps being stress, so prejudicial to the worker and the company. According to Thomas J.
O'connor, director of PRS Disability Management, a training and consulting firm in Falls Church, Va., managers must be prepared to reduce as many source of stress as possible, but they can't forget
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