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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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19 COPING WITH STRESS AND PRESSURE

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Stress and pressure is something that affects all of us from time to time. Stress is now the biggest cause of sickness and absenteeism in the UK, costing the economy billions of pounds a year. It has overtaken backache in the popularity stakes. And to make matters even worse the IT profession is commonly cited as being one of the most stressful professions, often featuring in the top three.

Chronic stress is not good for you and can make you seriously ill. It can contribute to heart disease and memory loss, and it also suppresses the immune response, making you more vulnerable to viral infections and more susceptible to developing certain cancers.

As a new manager you will have your own ...

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