Cindy Orellana started the topic What kind of stress do you have and how do you deal with it? in the forum Young Government Leaders LA 8 years, 3 months ago
The phrase “work stress”, although there are some similarities on how it manifested in the workplace, it can mean different things to different people, and comes from many different sources.
Some of the most common sources of job-related stress include:
– Environmental Issues – stress that people experience in the workplace relating to the physical environment in which they work. This type of stress can be associated with workplace safety issues, the configuration of one’s work area, the type of furniture or equipment that must be used in order to perform job functions.
- Uncertainty – People who aren’t sure where they stand in their jobs often experience a high degree of work stress. This issue can be tied to fear of job loss, hoping for recognition or a promotion, or the lack of feedback on one’s performance.
– People Issues – a great deal of workplace stress is related people problems, such as coping with difficult co-workers, dealing with a negative or uncommunicative supervisor, peer pressure, and more.
– Performance Pressure – Feeling pressure to produce a certain quality or quantity of work can be a workplace stressor. This can be tied to project, obliging to policy guidelines, impending deadlines, constant meetings, and other factors.
While there isn’t a single phrase that can sum up what stress means for everyone, the one thing that remains consistent is we all deal with it!
What’s your stress and how do you handle it?
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