Chapter 12. Team Stress Tolerance

"How well the team is managing the pressures of work load, time constraints, and the real needs for work-life balance."[10]

Stress tolerance is the skill of holding the world's parade of unpleasant surprises at bay. The scale most closely linked to physical health, stress tolerance is the ability to work with the right amount of creative tension without letting it go too far, running your life and ruining your health.

Team members significantly influence one another's stress levels. Together, members can form effective strategies for tolerating an appropriate level of stress and for changing circumstances if the demands become too much. This reflects the team's ability to understand the types of stress factors and ...

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