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What's your definition for work place stress and causes and effect of work place stress?


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June 26, 2009 9:44AM

Stress at work

We are stressed our whole life but it is only sometimes that stress reaches high levels that negatively affect our functioning. Everyday stress helps us to meet deadlines, increase productivity, arrange meetings with new clients or improve our work motivation in general. This type of stress is normal and allows people to develop new skills, acquire new knowledge, and possibly improve their careers. When individual is constantly stressed and cannot relax the line is crossed and normal stress becomes excessive.

Causes of stress at work

* Excessive workload. * Not enough rest or lunch breaks. * Unimportant and meaningless tasks. * Long working time and low payment. * Unreasonable demands from managers or employers.