What is workplace stress?
Any response people may have when presented with work demands and pressures, and which challenges their ability to cope can be called workplace stress.
How is work pressure different from workplace stress?
Pressure is a very important aspect of any workplace; it helps a person stay motivated and alert. However, when pressure becomes excessive, it can be more damaging than productive.
What makes a workplace stressful?
Stress is experienced by individuals differently. However many agree that the less support a person receives, the more likely they are to experience stress at work. It has been found that the way work has been designed and the way organizations are managed are primary factors that determine whether a workplace can be harmful. Areference document created by the WHO ( World Health Organization) terms these ‘stress related hazards’ and identify them in nine categories. These may serve as potential red flags to look out for. They include:
What could an organization do to make the workplace healthy?
Several organizational factors can influence or create stress related hazards at a workplace. An organization can ensure the following to make the workplace healthy:
This list has been curated from Work and Organization Stress by WHO.