Effects of stress in business environment

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THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON BUSINESS EMPLOEES
PROGRAMS OFFERED BY EMPLOYERS TO MANAGE EMPLOEE STRESS
Prepared for
Dr. John P. Walker
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Prepared by
Paul Quinton
Na"a Kalandia
Senior Research Consultant
June 13, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PROBLEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Work-related stress is a growing problem around the world that affects not only the health
and well-being of employees, but also the productivity of organisations. The study was
conducted to determine the effects of stress on employees and the methods employers
use to manage employees’ stress.
Our study is based on survey of 2500 employees selected randomly in First Canadian
Title and personal interviews with managers. A questionnaire used to collect primary data
had three parts. The data was analyzed and interpreted using simple statistical
techniques.
The findings of the data indicated that most negatively affected areas by stress were job
satisfaction/morale, courtesy, creativity, and productivity. The least affected ones were
personal appearance and absenteeism. According to the results of the study, employers
today are offering a wide variety of programs to manage stress.
One of the main conclusions drawn from the study was that stress negatively affects
employees work performance. Therefore, stress must be added by both the employer and
the employee.
The Effects of Stress on Business Employees
Programs Offered by Employers to Manage Employee Stress
PROBLEM
Today, many organizations and employees are experiencing the effects of stress on work
performance. The effects of stress can be either positive or negative. According to Barden
(2001), negative stress is becoming a major illness in the work environment, and it can