“Depression can make it difficult for an individual to perform their job, affecting concentration, decision-making, and interactions with others”(Bilsker). They can also become burdened due to being forced to work at a faster rate than normal which can allow them to become stressed. The depressives also have issues where they find it hard to make adjustments to help with stress at work. Work stress has been linked to depression in recent research documents stated by Debra Lerner in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Other problems in the workplace can consist of problems with co-workers.
Situations that are most likely to trigger stress are those that are volatile or uncontainable, vague, indistinct or unknown or linking inconsistency, loss or performance hope. Stress can rise by time constrained events, such as the anxiety of examinations or work deadlines, or by enduring situations, such as family tension, job uncertainty, or extensive commuting journeys. (Michie, 2002) Chronic stress on employees can have immediate collision on the organization itself, resulting in a variety of problems such as high absenteeism, and turnover (Parker & Decotiis, 1983), poor industrial relations, poor productivity, high accident rates, poor organizational climate, low morale, antagonism at work, and job dissatisfaction (Chen & Spector, 1992)
The nursing shortage increases opportunity, but with opportunity, comes with some consequences. Job dissatisfaction can result in exhaustion, and injury if nurses work long hours in their stressful working conditions. Nurses would be more prone to making mistakes and errors in these environments. The patients can suffer from low quality care. This shows how stressed nurses are from being overworked.
Stress in workplace is experienced by those who working in any organization or institution. Work-related stress can be said to be experienced when the demands from the work environment exceed the employees ability to cope with (or control) them. It is not a disease, but it can lead to mental and physical ill health. Work-related stress is a symptom of an organizational problem, not individual weakness. Economic upheavals, downsizing, merger and bankruptcies and the major factor that cause hundreds of thousand worker feeling stress in workplace.
3.0 Comprehensive Discussion on Workplace Issues Workplace issues are the issues concerned with employee behaviour, employee appointment and termination, employee development, and the working environment or conditions, which result in the overall performance, stability, and culture of an organization (“Workplace & Labor Issues,” n.d.). Most of people spend nearly one-third of their adult lives at work, which causes workplace issues to become common source of stress for many. It is impossible that everyone have perfect roles, expectations, and personalities, without conflict occur. Therefore, certain workplace issues may cause negative psychological symptoms. For example, associated with a higher prevalence of mental health issues such as depression
Workers engaged in social project services have long been recognized as having an increased risk of burnout, which has been known to have negative consequences for the individual and their customers and the system they serve. Demographic factors (ie, age, years of service, level of education, departmental affiliation) and personality factors (adjustment, ambition, interpersonal sensitivity, orientation role, stress tolerance, and reliability) were examined for their relationship with burnout, as measured by the three subscales (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal fulfillment) Census Maslach Burnout – Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS). The results showed that the sample experienced officer’s significantly higher rates of burnout from these sampling officers in norming body, indicating a very high level of burnout within the sample population. Correlations were found between age and years of service, and interpersonal sensitivity workers’ and perceive the meaning of personal fulfillment. However, there are no relationships were found between burnout and other demographics (years of service, level of education, departmental affiliation) and personality variables (Adaptation, ambition, orientation role, stress tolerance, and reliability)
Interpersonal conflict occurs when two or more people disagree on issues (Winston, 2017). Intrapersonal conflicts in a health care institution can arise because of different opinions on shift allocation, team allocation or leave days. Interpersonal conflicts can interfere with workflow and thus when such are too common a mediator can be brought on board to help solve these conflicts. Intragroup conflict Formation of groups or departments are important to improve work efficiency and management however, these groups can at times be the cause of problems especially when group members are not able to agree on issues. Intragroup conflict is a type of conflict that occurs among people within a team or a group (Winston, 2017).
Stressful work environment according to American Psychology Association (APA) can contribute to many problems both physical and emotional including self-destruction. American Psychology Association (APA) help center provides a certain guide to exhibit common problems and resolutions. Common stress factors work-related can be associated with money, workload, insufficient opportunities, insufficient control and with poor support both from company and superior. Work-related stress does not disappear right after closing the door and leaving from work to home. It can follow us everywhere.
Workplace violence is emerging as an important safety and health issue in today’s workplace. Workplace violence includes verbal assault, physical assault, and fatalities. In some cases the bully may not realize they are being the tormentor. Sometimes they may come from outside the work place harassing someone at the workplace. This is usually where the fatalities come in.