Potential sources, impact and mitigation of Stress in the workplace: A review and preliminary case of AD-CJO Technology Company
AbstractThe objective of this paper was to investigate the causes of stress in an organisation, and its effects on individuals in the organisations, in order to propose mechanisms of mitigating stress in the workplace. Data was obtained through literatures that were reviewed as well as through a stress questionnaire, from the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), which was handed out to the procurement department in AD-CJO Technology Company. An interview that was conducted with a Senior Manager in the Procurement department of the Company. The findings reveals that stress is a major issue in the workplace, hence, organisations should strive to combat it to a manageable degree, so that employees are not adversely affected. Some ameliorating mechanisms such as employee wellness programmes, stress management programs, counselling, and social support systems have been proposed to address the problems of stress at AD-CJO Technology Company and any organisation. However, it should kept in mind that stress cannot be eradicated to a zero base. Some element of it is required in order to stay motivated and develop a drive towards personal and organisational goal attainment.
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