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

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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: 160

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

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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.

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

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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.

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: 119

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.

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
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Organizations

Author:

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ISBN: 9780071255387

Page: 606

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American Journal of Health Behavior

Michael Young , PhD , FAAHB Book Review Editor Preventive Stress
Management in Organizations James Quick ... and organizational health while
preventing individual and organizational distress " Individual and organizational
health are ...

American Journal of Health Behavior

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Essentials of Organizational Behavior

Preventive stress management is a set of methods that promote health at the
workplace and avoid distress. 149 While organizations assume that employees
will take some individual responsibility for preventing stress, it is a clear trend that
 ...

Essentials of Organizational Behavior

Author: Terri A. Scandura

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506388450

Page: 544

View: 486

The tools you need to manage and lead. Concise, practical, and based on the best available research, Essentials of Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach, Second Edition equips students with the necessary skills to become effective leaders and managers. Author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to new models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the work place. Experiential exercises, self-assessments, and a variety of real-world cases and examples provide students with ample opportunity to apply OB concepts and hone their critical thinking abilities. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Watch this video on Leadership and Motivation for a preview. Learn more. Interactive eBook Includes access to SAGE Premium Video, multimedia tools, and much more! Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition. Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-2108-0. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit.

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: 342

"[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

Stress in the Workplace

Cooper CL , Cartwright S ( 1994 ) Healthy mind ; healthy organization . A
proactive approach to occupational stress . Human Relations 47 ( 4 ) : 455 – 71 .
Cooper CL , Liukkonen P , Cartwright S ( 1996 ) Stress prevention in the
workplace ...

Stress in the Workplace

Author: Jack Dunham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 194

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This book consists of nine chapters written by internationally known and respected research workers. Lennart Levi presents a psychosocial framework for understanding sickness and health in the workplace. James Campbell Quick, Debra Nelson and Jonathan Quick give an account of their research with executives in industry and the US Air Force. Tores Theorell focusses his research on the increasing demands on workers and the reducing control they have over their working lives. Johannes Siegrist is also concerned with imbalance – in this case between effort and reward at work. Susan Cartwright and Sheila Penchal report on the effects of the increase of mergers and acquisitions in the 1990’s. Howard Khan’s focus is the stress of working for clearing banks, merchant banks and foreign owned banks in London and New York. Sandra Fielden and Lyn Davidson present evidence of the sources of stress of women in managerial positions. Cheryl Traver’s analysis of the rising costs of teacher stress is very relevant for policy makers and mangers. Michiel Kompier and Tage Kristensen make recommendations for planning and implementing stress management strategies in the workplace.

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: 275

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

Conditions of Work Digest

in reducing the unnecessary exposure to stress of their employees , contains
general suggestions on how to manage stress in terms of work organization and
personal relationships . General suggestions and basic guidelines for dealing
more ...

Conditions of Work Digest

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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

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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

Organizational Behavior

Coping strategies for job stress exist for both the individual and the
organizational levels . Summarize and evaluate these various strategies for
preventing and / or more effectively managing stress . 10. A modern - day malady
is survivor ...

Organizational Behavior

Author: Fred Luthans

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN:

Page: 592

View: 947

Organizational Behavior by Fred Luthans was the first mainstream organizational behavior text on the market and continues the tradition of being the most current and up-to-date researched text today. Well known author Fred Luthans is the 5th highest Publisher in Academy of Management Journals, is a senior research scientist with the Gallup Organization, and continues to do research in the organizational behavior area. Organizational Behavior 11th Edition is ideal for instructors who take a research-based and conceptual approach to their OB course.