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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Factors Leading to Increased Workplace Stress

Why is the level of workplace stress increasing with such velocity? To a great extent, it has to do with the acceleration of the rate of change (change=stress) in the world at large. There are three driving forces behind this ever-increasing speed of change:

  1. Population growth. Although humans have inhabited the earth for millions of years, our total population didn't hit one billion until the 1860s. Within seventy-five years, the earth's population had doubled. By 1975 it had doubled again, this time only taking fifty years. And it continues to build. The more people living on our planet, the more competition we will face and more new ideas, changes, and developments will bombard us daily. Why? Because ...

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