Types Of Stress

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Stress is a very common problem being faced today. Every individual will experience stress at some point or stage in one’s life. Lazarus and Folkman (1984) defines stress as “an internal state which can be caused by physical demands of body or by environmental and social situations, which are evaluated as potentially harmful, uncontrollable, or exceeding our resources for coping”. Without stress, there would be no life (Rosen & Stith, 2002). However, excessive or prolonged stress can be harmful. Stress is unique and personal. A situation may be stressful for someone but the same situation may be challenging for others. According to Lazarus (1984) stress is a feeling experienced when a person thinks that "the demands exceed the personal and…show more content…
This type of long- term stress can increase the incidence of frustration, feelings of a lack of purpose in life, or depression and anxiety. According to the American Psycological Association (2016) individuals with this type of stress often complain of poorer concentration, forgetfulness, or have difficulty making decisions. This type of stress usually leads to feelings being bottled and eventually express itself through anger and frustration. Although sometimes we thrive on stress, for most persons stress begins to take its toll on our emotions and moods.
In order for organisations to succeed they need to create an environment, which is emotionally sensitive, where their employee’s emotions and moods are considered as important as other aspects of work life. Said organisations need to have managers that empathizes and support employees in times of crises or failures. Each emotion expressed has an antecedent, whether it has personal factors or professional factors. Managers must pay attention and react appropriately to emotions especially the negative ones such as fear, anger disgust, apprehension, frustration etc. when they are being
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It is a fact well known that if a person is satisfied at work this can reduce stress levels and increase motivation and their general disposition. As previously stated job satisfaction can affect a person's mood and emotional state. Managers can employ some type of benefit for their employees such as, such as a company gym, meditation classes, or company retreats.
Another recommendation is doing a stress audit. As clearly outlined above stress affects our emotions and moods by doing a stress audit managers can out what areas of work are stressful – is it excessive workload, non-consultative management styles, role conflict or too high expectations and thus work to improve their employee’s emotions and moods. By identifying the cause of stress – the company can then introduce policies that reduce or eliminate stressful work

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