Even the most stable brain operates just a millimeter from madness. Stress is the body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Many different things can cause stress - from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over the family or job.). Stress can be caused by overwork, anxiety about exams, money, job security, unemployment etc. Many changes that are apparently ?for the better', such as being promoted at work, going to a new school, moving to a new house, and getting married, are also a source of stress. In biology the term "stress" is generally used to refer to the bodily response that occurs in the presence of challenges to psychological and physiological homeostasis. Industrialized countries are now faced with an increasing burden of stress-related disorders.
[...] Stress at work Table of Contents Introduction 3. Factors of Stress at Work Different Sources of Stress at Work Place Example of Renault France 4. Understanding the Nature of Stress Human Brain in Response to Stress Consequences 5. How to reduce Stress at Work Individual Approach Organizational Approach Conclusion Bibliography Introduction Even the most stable brain operates just a millimeter from madness. Stress is the body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. [...]
[...] The well-organized employee can often accomplish twice as much as the person who is poorly organized. So an understanding of and utilization of basic time management principles can help individuals better cope with tensions created by job demands. Managing stress is vital to overall workplace and employee health. Many workers suffer from worrying levels of depression, fatigue, panic attacks and irritability. There are many different solutions in order to beat stress- listening relaxing music or having fun at the work place. Aerobic activity or aromatherapy can be useful. [...]
[...] According to experts on stress in the workplace, Renault is far from alone. Rival carmaker Peugeot and French utility EDF have also experienced similar traumatic deaths in 2007. According to official statistics, 300-400 people a year – roughly one a day – commit suicide in France due to the pressure of work. On the other hand, a person, who decides to commit suicide at work, may be motivated as much by personal reasons as professional ones. However, the headlines given to Renault's traumatic experiences have put the spotlight on the pressures of the workplace. [...]
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