Causes Of Organizational Stress And Leadership

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Organizational Stress and Leadership Organizations experience change constantly whether they planned for it or not. According to Tavakoli (2010), stress and resistance are not inevitable reactions to organizational change. Rather, what makes organizational change stressful or susceptible to the resistance of employees is the way people are treated during the implementation of the change. There are some situations where the change is forced, for example when a market shifts due to political agendas and the organization’s services or products are no longer desirable. This type of organizational change can cause companies to downsize and/or lay-off employees to cut costs (Lussier & Achua, 2015) which causes leadership and employees tremendous stress. Additionally, stressful organizational situations have a large negative impact particularly in situations that involve punishment and lack of rewards (Selart, & Johansen, 2011). Stress can cause decision makers to cut corners, become more prone to incidents, abuse, and deception (Selart, & Johansen, 2011). Several studies have connected stress to memory loss due to an increase in cortisol production. Moreover, employees can often respond to stress in a negative manner, and stress is known to lead to unethical decision making (Selart, & Johansen, 2011). The main causes of organizational stress are time management issues, unstable work conditions, underpayment, people, and difficult people (Walden University, 2015e) which in turn
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