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Stress in the Workplace

December 9, 2014
Running head: STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE
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Stress in the Workplace
Mason Olah
Saint Leo University
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Abstract
There are four different types of stress: time stress, anticipatory stress, situational stress, and
encounter stress. Stress can have negative or positive effects on a person. Positive stress is
known as eustress while negative is known as distress. Because people are an organization’s
most valuable asset, they must ensure that their employees have the resources and training
available to them to ensure that they are able to recognize symptoms of and manage stress.
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Stress in the Workplace
There are many different factors and variables that can have both positive and negative
effects on individuals while they are in the workplace, but perhaps none that are as significant as
stress. The effects of stress, both positive and negative, are far-reaching and impact much more
than just an individual’s work performance; the effects also extend into that person’s personal
life. This is why it is important to have skills in managing stress and it is crucial for any
organization to have outlets and programs that are designed to help alleviate stress for all of its
employees. This paper will go over the different kinds of stress, the positive and negative effects
of stress, and several ways in which individuals can manage stress or how organizations can
effectively help their employees manage stress in the workplace and in their personal lives.
As was mentioned above, there are actually several different kinds of stress. According to
Karl Albrecht, author of the book Stress and the Manager: Making It Work For You, there are
four different kinds of stress. One type of stress is time stress. According to Albrecht, “you
experience time stress when you worry about time, or the lack thereof. You worry about the
number of things that you have to do, and you fear that you'll fail to achieve something important
(Albrecht).” This is a very common form of stress that most people encounter on a daily basis.
Most people feel a lot of pressure at work with deadlines that must be met and at home with bills
coming due. This is also the type of stress felt when rushing to work to avoid being tardy. The
best ways to overcome this type of stress is to learn time management skills, which can include
simply creating to-do lists and prioritizing tasks by order of importance and urgency. Another

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