Preventing Stress in Organizations

Winner of the 2013 BPS Book Award - Practitioner Text category Provides information on the critical skills managers must develop in order to prevent stress in their staff, and the key ongoing behaviours that promote a healthy work ...

Preventing Stress in Organizations

Author: Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996090

Page: 278

View: 510

Preventing Stress in Organizations:How to Develop Positive Managersoffers an innovative, evidence-based approach to help managers prevent and reduce workplace stress in their staff. Winner of the 2013 BPS Book Award - Practitioner Text category Provides information on the critical skills managers must develop in order to prevent stress in their staff, and the key ongoing behaviours that promote a healthy work environment Shows practitioners in occupational psychology, HR, Health and Safety and related professions how positive management can be integrated into an organization’s existing practices and processes Serves as an essential guide for managers themselves on how to incorporate proven stress management skills into their everyday interactions with team members Balances rigorous research grounding with real-world vignettes, case studies and exercises

Preventing Law Enforcement Stress

This training manual is designed to help administrators, managers, and supervisors foster a safer, more pleasant work environment and groom well-adjusted, more proficient officers.

Preventing Law Enforcement Stress

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788106675

Page: 232

View: 170

This training manual is designed to help administrators, managers, and supervisors foster a safer, more pleasant work environment and groom well-adjusted, more proficient officers.

Work related stress and organizational level interventions addressing the problem at source

I recommend, as a result of my exploration of the need to reduce work-related
stress, six Management Standards (MS) and their corresponding three-step
approach aimed at preventing stress in organizations manifested at different firm
levels.

Work related stress and organizational level interventions   addressing the problem at source

Author: Julia Hillebrandt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638011739

Page: 81

View: 831

Intermediate Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, grade: 1,3, University of Zurich (Institut für Organisation und Unternehmenstheorien), language: English, abstract: Business has become dramatically dynamic and competitive during the past decades. Globally, organizations turn up the pressures on workers and set aside health concerns to remain profitable, commonly resulting in significant employee stress. Surveys in business publications regularly report alarming statistics about the health consequences of work-related stress, which is causally related to a vast and varied range of negative impacts on employees, organizations and society. Numerous studies show that job stress has escalated progressively over the past decades. Therefore, stress prevention at the organizational level is necessary in our fast moving business world, since it addresses the problem of work-related stress at source rather than curing its symptoms. I introduce the Management Standards approach by the British Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as it recommends a practical three-phase approach to stress prevention, consisting of risk assessments, appropriate interventions and subsequent evaluations. The six Management Standards (MS) offer guidelines for organizations in the domains Demands, Control, Support, Relationships, Role and Change to comply with their legal duties under the law, namely to ensure the health of workers. The suggestions on what can be done to tackle organizational stress are generally instructive and intended specifically for employers of today`s globalized organizations. By analyzing case studies in the MS` domains Demands, Control and Change that describe socio-technical and psychosocial interventions in workplaces, I find evidence in support of the hypothesis that reducing the workload of employees, introducing flexible work schedules and engaging in intense communication during times of change are effective in reducing work-related stress in employees. Besides other beneficial effects, these interventions have the potential to increase job satisfaction, reduce adrenalin levels and increase performance efficiency of workers. I suggest that introducing regular risk assessments, rewarding good practice, providing specific assistance for small and medium sized enterprises and increasing the level of research activity in the area of occupational stress are strategies by which policymakers can encourage organizations to implement stress interventions.

Managing Organizational Behavior

This chapter is concerned with stress and its implications for managing
organizational behavior. The chapter first briefly focuses on the stress in the new
environment. The discussion then examines "What stress is and is not." The next
section ...

Managing Organizational Behavior

Author: Ronald R. Sims

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204957

Page: 390

View: 287

An ability to feel comfortable with ambiguity, with constant and increasingly demanding change, with a new, unique commitment to teams and teamwork, and with a willingness to stay customer-oriented: Sims sees these as the prime requisites for success in management today. Marshalling evidence from academic research and practical experience, Sims shows how researchers continue to redefine the roles and responsbilities of executives and their reports. His book provides not only the reasons why the new organization is what it is, but how to cope with it and succeed in it. A must-read for supervisors, managers, executives, and recent graduates who are ready to take their own places in the new world of business.

Improving Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well being

Organizational. interventions. for. stress. and. well-being. –. an. overview.
Caroline Biron, Maria Karanika-Murray, and Cary L. ... Yet, attempts at preventing
stress and promoting health and well-being effectively are still at an embryonic
stage.

Improving Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well being

Author: Caroline Biron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1848720564

Page: 367

View: 341

This book brings together a number of experts in the field of organizational interventions for stress and well-being, and discusses the importance of process and context issues to the success or failure of such interventions. The book explores how context and process can be incorporated into program evaluation, providing examples of how this can be done, and offers insights that aim to improve working life. Although there is a substantial body of research supporting a causal relationship between working conditions and employee stress and well-being, information on how to develop effective strategies to reduce or eliminate psychosocial risks in the workplace is much more scarce, ambiguous and inconclusive. Indeed, researchers in this field have so far attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of organizational interventions to improve workers’ health and well-being, but little attention has been paid to the strategies and processes likely to enhance or undermine interventions. The focus of this volume will help to overcome this qualitative-quantitative divide. This book discusses conceptual developments, practical applications, and methodological issues in the field. As such it is suitable for students, practitioners and researchers in the fields of organizational psychology and clinical psychology, as well as human resources management, health & safety, medicine, occupational health, risk management and public health.

The Truth About Burnout

The book clearly shows where the accountability often belongs. . . .squarely on the shoulders of the organization. Today's workforce is experiencing job burnout in epidemic proportions.

The Truth About Burnout

Author: Christina Maslach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470423560

Page: 200

View: 976

Today's workforce is experiencing job burnout in epidemic proportions. Workers at all levels, both white- and blue-collar, feel stressed out, insecure, misunderstood, undervalued, and alienated at their workplace. This original and important book debunks the common myth that when workers suffer job burnout they are solely responsible for their fatigue, anger, and don't give a damn attitude. The book clearly shows where the accountability often belongs. . . .squarely on the shoulders of the organization.

Organizational Stress

Stress. Introduction. Measuring the level of stress in organizations and the
potential risks of stress associated with jobs is an important part of preventing
and coping with it. An organization needs to know if any of its employees could
be ...

Organizational Stress

Author: J. Cranwell-Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230522807

Page: 254

View: 365

This book provides a sound understanding of stress from organizational, managerial and individual perspectives. It is an ideal guide for managers, HR and OH professionals with responsibility for stress management. In order to remain competitive, avoid risk, and be employers of choice, organisations must discover the causes of stress and mitigate them, formulate robust policies and procedures, create an appropriate culture and climate, and support stressed individuals. This book acts as a handbook for all aspects of managing stress. It includes latest cutting-edge thinking developed at Henley Management College and up to date examples and case studies.

Preventing Stress at Work

The Conditions of Work Digest on preventing stress at work is essential reading for policy-makers in government agencies, employers' and workers' organizations, health professionals, trainers, consultants, managers and workers' ...

Preventing Stress at Work

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organisation

ISBN: 9789221082651

Page: 275

View: 517

The Conditions of Work Digest on preventing stress at work is essential reading for policy-makers in government agencies, employers' and workers' organizations, health professionals, trainers, consultants, managers and workers' representatives concerned with this complex and challenging problem.

The Handbook of Stress Science

Figure 12.1 n Resonance model of organizational stress: As Individual factors
Organizational factors • Workforce ... Faragher, 2003): Primary interventions focus
on the prevention of ▫ problems at the organizational level, for example, job ...

The Handbook of Stress Science

Author: Andrew Baum, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117717

Page: 704

View: 279

"[F]or those who are entering the field or who want to broaden their perspective, Ibelieve that this Handbook is indispensible. More than just a contribution to the field, theHandbook may well become a classic."--PsycCRITIQUES "The editors fully achieved their goal of producing a state-of-the-science stress reference for use by investigators, educators, and practitioners with clinical and health interests."--Psycho-Oncology "This is an important book about the scientific study of stress and human adaptation. It brings together both empirical data and theoretical developments that address the fundamental question of how psychosocial variables get inside the body to influence neurobiological processes that culminate in physical disease." From the Foreword by David C. Glass, PhD Emeritus Professor of Psychology Stony Brook University Edited by two leading health psychologists, The Handbook of Stress Science presents a detailed overview of key topics in stress and health psychology. With discussions on how stress influences physical health-including its effects on the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems-the text is a valuable source for health psychologists, as well as researchers in behavioral medicine, neuroscience, genetics, clinical and social psychology, sociology, and public health. This state-of-the-art resource reviews conceptual developments, empirical findings, clinical applications, and investigative strategies and tools from the past few decades of stress research. It represents all major approaches to defining stress and describes the themes and developments that characterize the field of health-related stress research. The five sections of this handbook cover: Current knowledge regarding the major biological structures and systems that are involved in the stress response Social-contextual contributions to stress and to processes of adaptation to stress, including the workplace, socioeconomic status, and social support The concept of cognitive appraisal as it relates to stress and emotion psychological factors influencing stress such as, personality, gender, and adult development The evidence linking stress to health-related behaviors and mental and physical health outcomes Research methods, tools, and strategies, including the principles and techniques of both laboratory experimentation and naturalistic stress research

Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational - level methods of preventing stress include those that address
the task and physical demands of the workplace and those that target
relationships between employees at all levels . There is , of course , the
possibility that the ...

Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness

Author: Virginia Tech Symposium on Applied Behavioral Science (7, 1987)

Publisher: New York : Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 285

View: 175

This book is among the best on stress and its organizational consequences. It is based on papers presented at the Seventh Annual Applied Behavioral Science Symposium. The editors and most of the contributors are academic specialists on stress. The major theme of the book is that stress has negative, and sometimes positive, personal and organizational consequences. On the positive side, stress--perceived as challenge--may arouse performance-enhancing responses; but stress may also induce withdrawal, absenteeism, and poor performance. . . . An excellent preface and introductory chapter by the editors lay the groundwork for the essays that follow in this clearly written and perceptively argued anthology. The volume is valuable to practitioners and to students and teachers of industrial sociology or psychology as well as business administration. Choice Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness is one of the first books to view stress in the context of a systems orientation. This new book integrates major theoretical approaches towards occupational stress with specific applications of stress management techniques. Taking the position that stress need not be a disadvantage to an organization, the editors explore various stress management systems and how such systems can be used to the benefit of both employer and employees. Timely and comprehensive, this volume is ideal for the industrial-organizational psychologist involved in human resources management. Health professionals and human resources directors will also find this book to be an excellent resource for indentifying and measuring stress in the workplace.

Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families

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As a result tress program staff and consulting menta ealth profe □• mean '. t ...

Developing a Law Enforcement Stress Program for Officers and Their Families

Author: Peter Finn

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788170945

Page: 223

View: 764

Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date look at a number of law enforce. stress programs that have made serious efforts to help departments, individual officers, civilian employees, and officers' families cope with the stresses of a law enforce. career. The report is based on 100 interviews with mental health practitioners, police administrators, union and assoc. officials, and line officers and their family members. Provides pragmatic suggestions that can help every police or sheriff's dep't. reduce the debilitating stress that so many officers experience and thereby help these officers do the job they entered law enforcement to perform -- protect the public.

Practical Stress Management

In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse to include information on binge drinking.

Practical Stress Management

Author: John Albert Romas

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321596406

Page: 249

View: 380

Key Benefit: Practical Stress Management is a focused, personal, worksheet-based book that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in their lives. The Fifth Edition has been revised to include pre-test and post-test assessment to focus a broad range of topics and to rate readers' personal stress level and stress coping skills. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables readers to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. The workbook emphasizes a positive approach to stress management, covering topics such as relaxation techniques, coping with anxiety, managing anger, communication skills, and exercise and nutrition. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on alcohol, smoking, and drug abuse to include information on binge drinking. Worksheets and Thoughts for Reflection boxes help readers determine their own levels of stress and apply effective stress management techniques. Key Topics: Understanding Stress, Enhancing Awareness About Managing Stress, Relaxation, Effective Communication, Managing Anger and Resolving Conflicts, Coping with Anxiety, Eating Behaviors for Healthy Lifestyles, Regular Physical Activity and Exercise, Efficient Time Management, Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of stress management

Practical Stress Management

This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep.

Practical Stress Management

Author: John A. Romas

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128112964

Page: 236

View: 111

Practical Stress Management: A Comprehensive Workbook, Seventh Edition, is a focused, personal, worksheet-based text that combines theory and principles with hands-on exercises to help readers manage the negative impact of stress in life. As a practical tool for recognizing and preventing stress, the action-oriented approach enables the student to make personal change through self-reflection and behavior change techniques. This approach allows the book to be used as a text in a course or as a self-study/reference book. In this edition, the authors cover financial stress and expand their section on sleep. The book is accompanied by online MP3 files of guided relaxation techniques and downloadable worksheets. In addition, worksheets and thoughts for reflection boxes help users determine their own level of stress and apply effective stress management techniques. Completely revised, including updated stress management techniques and references, along with further readings in each chapter Updated websites accompany each chapter Includes ten new worksheets, along with an updating of remaining worksheets Contains 'thoughts for reflection' boxes that highlight meditation techniques throughout the world

Handbook of Stress Medicine and Health Second Edition

Organizations are ever-changing, dynamic entities. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Although all of
these principles are important, two in particular bear upon the question of gender
differences in managing stress. The idea that individual distress is not inevitable
 ...

Handbook of Stress Medicine and Health  Second Edition

Author: Cary Cooper

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420039709

Page: 440

View: 834

Research now shows us that long-term activation of the stress cycle can have a hazardous, even lethal, effect on the body, increasing the risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, cancer, and other illnesses. This new edition of an award-winning book presents cutting-edge research on the effects of stress. Edited by one of the world’s authorities in stress management, occupational psychology, and occupational medicine, Handbook of Stress Medicine and Health, Second Edition offers a completely revised and updated look at the different types of stress, including their characteristics, symptoms, duration, and treatment approaches. The text proposes a generic theory on stress and health and explores the relationship of stress to a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease, cancer, mental health, burnout, and complications of the endocrine and immune systems. It addresses the link between stress and personality, and discusses the impact of social support on various health conditions. The final chapters deal with stress and its consequences, such as the emotional processing of traumatic events, dealing with stress in families and in chronic disease, and coping with stress in the workplace. With contributions from the foremost leaders in the field, this authoritative book evaluates a wide range of psychosocial factors that contribute to many of today’s major illnesses. It also proposes strategies for prevention and management, which will hopefully encourage future research into the reduction of stress.

Commuting Stress

COMPANY COP1NG STRATEG1ES Over the past decade, several new
organizational coping strategies have been formulated for ... to realize that
organizational intervention is necessary for either preventing or dealing with
commuting stress.

Commuting Stress

Author: Meni Koslowsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306450372

Page: 232

View: 863

This singular book describes various aspects of the commuting experience and delineates a process linking causes and consequences of commuting stress. The authors quote extensive survey data from metropolitan areas and examine literature on the known psychological, physiological, attitudinal, and behavioral consequences of commuting. They then provide a model integrating these variables. This comprehensive text features specific coping recommendations at the individual, governmental, and organizational levels.

Organizational Stress Management

13 × £6125 = £79,625 To calculate the costs of stressrelated turnover in your
organization, the number of employees and ... a serious cause for concern for
human resource professionals in their role of preventing and treating stress at
work.

Organizational Stress Management

Author: A. Weinberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230203930

Page: 309

View: 423

Including practical advice on how to conduct a stress audit and how to target stress 'hot spots' within an organization, Organizational Stress Management provides a fresh strategic model for the manager concerned with the negative effects stress can have both on company performance and the quality of life of individuals at work.

Organizational Behavior

NELSON , D. L. , J. C. QUICK , and J. D. QUICK , “ Corporate Warfare :
Preventing Stress and Battle Fatigue , " Organizational Dynamics , Summer 1989
, pp . 65–79 . Offers prevention strategies from stress and fatigue of corporate
warfare .

Organizational Behavior

Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780136446835

Page: 753

View: 493

Disability Management and Workplace Integration

Stressed Organizations and Organizational Stressors: A Systemic Analysis of
Workplace Injury. International Journal of Stress Management 2(4), 181–96.
Kompier, M. & Cooper, C. (1999). Stress Prevention: European Countries and
European ...

Disability Management and Workplace Integration

Author: Henry G. Harder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317150163

Page: 268

View: 397

Disability Management is perceived and understood to be an important approach to reducing the negative impact, for workers and the company, of absence due to illness and accidents, and to assisting those with disabilities to enter or re-enter the workplace. Disability Management has already become established in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Recently European countries have begun to promote the approach in order to reduce illness related expenses and avoid unemployment, early retirement and costs to the welfare state. In Disability Management and Workplace Integration leading researchers from around the World consider the development of Disability Management over the last three decades. They examine the on-going debate about methodology and implementation of disability management strategies and programmes, highlighting the critical debate about the implications of a stricter cost-benefit approach to Disability Management theory and practice. Professionals involved in workplace integration, researchers approaching workplace integration from a variety of perspectives such as sociology; rehabilitative medicine; psychology; education; social policy; and economics, and students on a range of courses, will appreciate this valuable book.

Organizations

FIGURE 7.3 Organizational Stress Management Program Targets Source: John
M. Ivaneevich, Michael T. Matteson, Sara ... Once that is accomplished, a variety
of approaches and programs for preventing and managing organizational stress
 ...

Organizations

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780071255387

Page:

View: 437

Organizations

FIGURE 7-3 Organizational Stress Management Program Targets Organizational
Stress Management and Prevention Programs ... Stress prevention focuses on
controlling or eliminating stressors that might provoke the stress response .
Stress ...

Organizations

Author: James L. Gibson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN:

Page: 574

View: 261

A consistent theme throughout the eleventh edition of Organizations is that effective management of organizational behaviour needs an understanding of theory, research and practice. Given this theme, the authors present and interpret organizational behaviour theory and research so that students can comprehend the three characteristics common to all organizations - behaviour, structure and processes - as affected by actions of managers. The text is organized and presented in a sequence based on these three characteristics, with each part a self-contained unit so that the parts can be presented in whatever sequence the instructor prefers. The text is easily adaptable to these individual preferences. This edition emphasizes that the most successful managers in the global economy will be those who can anticipate, adapt and manage change.