modern lifestyle, workplace stress is a new phenomenon. The nature of
work has taken a very dramatic change in the last 50 to 60 years. The
change is taking place at a mind-boggling speed and it has not spared
even a single profession-and the inevitable part that comes with change
is stress. Job stress or professional stress poses a threat to physical
health of employees, consequently, affect the health of organisations.
The conditions in your work place can cause job-related stress in you,
which in turn affect your work performance and your well being. Your job-related
stress may even lead to your physical or mental illness and may lead you
to seeking psychiatric consultations.
of job stress will vary from person to person. The given list may enable
you to have an insight about job related stress.
* Loss on concentration
* Extreme anger and frustration
* Physical illness such as stomach problems, back ache, migraine head
be varied reasons for job stress and they may be even complex. Some of
the visible causes of work place stress are:
workload with long working hours, demand for your peak level performance
and unrealistic expectations will result stress in you. All such stressors
will drain your energy both emotionally and physically.
after introduction of computers, starts expecting a high level of productivity
from you. You will also be forced to perform at your peak performance
level. You will also be stressed out in learning a new technology.
Due to economic
transformations and to compete with the emerging global trend, most of
the existing staff are facing job insecurity. Downsizing and Merger has
become a major stressor.
adaptable to the new work culture such as dress code, hierarchy, new systems
and procedures may act as your stressors and they may be intensely stressful.
and Family Problems
You may tend
to carry your personal problems to your office and vice versa resulting
in your failure both at office front as well as at home front.
So, it is
necessary for you to correctly identify the work-related stressors and
learn the art of overcoming them so as to have a pleasant life.