Managing Stress

It’s not unlikely for employees and management to have different notions of what constitutes an acceptable level of stress on the job. What management may consider to be “a positive stimulus that keeps the adrenaline running” is very likely to be seen as “excessive pressure” by the employee. Keep this in mind as we discuss individual and organizational approaches toward managing stress.87

Individual Approaches

An employee can and should take personal responsibility for reducing stress levels. Individual strategies that have proven effective include time-management techniques, physical exercise, relaxation techniques, and social support networks.

Time-Management Techniques

Many people manage their time poorly. The well-organized ...

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