CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT OF STRESS AT WORK
SOURCE: oem.bmj.com (Dr Susan Michie)
Extract from the Causes and Management of Stress at Work from the BMJ - Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Stress has been defined in different ways over the years. Originally, it was conceived of as pressure from the environment, then as strain within the person. The generally accepted definition today is one of interaction between the situation and the individual. It is the psychological and physical state that results when the resources of the individual are not sufficient to cope with the demands and pressures of the situation. Thus, stress is more likely in some situations than others and in some individuals than others. Stress can undermine the achievement of goals, both for individuals and for organisations. Click here to read more... Causes and Management of Stress at Work
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