Stress at Work

  1. 5 Identify the potential environmental, organizational, and personal sources of stress at work and the role of individual and cultural differences.

Friends say they’re stressed from greater workloads and longer hours because of downsizing at their organizations. Parents worry about the lack of job stability and reminisce about a time when a job with a large corporation implied lifetime security. Employees complain about the stress of trying to balance work and family responsibilities. Harris, Rothenberg International, a leading provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs), finds that employees are having mental breakdowns and needing professional help at higher rates than ever.65 Indeed, as Exhibit 18-7 shows, work is a major ...

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