Relationship Between 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
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There are two types of stress called eustress and distress. Eustress originates from a pleasant experience while distress is unpleasant and disease producing stress (Walden University, 2015e). However, stress and possible stress that causes disease can be minimized by providing employees with roles that are clearly defined and encouraging communication between managers, employees, and other departments (Mitut, 2010) within an organization. Manager and employee meetings can also be implemented to discuss employee expectations, roles, and concerns. By promoting motivational strategies that influence esteem, security, social, and self-achievement, organizational members could feel less stressful within the work environment (Mitut, 2010). According to Worksite stress management training (SMT) is the most widely implemented, and empirically validated, intervention for improving employees’ psychological health (van der Klink, Blonk, Schene, & van Dijk, 2001) within the workplace. The most common SMT programs are based on cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and procedures, and seek to impart generalized coping skills (e.g., cognitive restructuring, relaxation, problem-solving, or mindfulness) to working populations. There have been several large-scale reviews of the worksite SMT literature, all of which provide support for the efficacy of CBT-based interventions. To properly control the climate of the organization, additionally, I would try to seek relationships with employees to better understand their personal stressors and work capabilities. It would be my responsibility to remain with a positive attitude and be a motivational influence for my

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