Learning how to cope with stress at work is very important and once you’ve successfully managed your stress at work, you’ll be much more happy at your job. Being stress-free at work is one of the best ways to do your job to its full capacity.
Some of these potential sources of stress include:
- Role conflict
- Role ambiguity
- Working relations
- Control (or lack of it)
- Feedback (or lack of it)
- Support from colleagues (or lack of it)Uncertainty over job future
This list does not include stressors outside of the workplace that can also affect your performance. These may, for example, be family demands which place particular strain on dual career or single-parent households. Marital problems, caring for elderly parents, health issues affecting a family member and concerns over children can all affect us at work. There are, in addition, sources of workplace stress that should never be tolerated. These are sexual harassment, unsafe working conditions and violence in the workplace. These three sources of workplace stress need to be taken extremely seriously and addressed at managerial level.
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