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A Guide to Managing Workplace Stress

Author : Trevor Hicks
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The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has commissioned recent research which has indicated that: . about half a million people in the UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill; . up to 5 million people in the UK feel "very" or "extremely" stressed by their work; and . a total of 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2004/5. Work-related stress is therefore a serious problem and tackling it effectively can result in significant benefits for organizations. This can result in a happier and more productive workforce with fewer days away from work with stress related illnesses. Managers will also want to comply with recent HSE advice on managing stress within the workplace fulfilling their duty of care to employees. This should result in less exposure of organisations to the threat of litigation and the resultant negative publicity this causes. The intention of this book is to provide information to those who may be suffering from work related stress and to provide managers with a "toolkit" to help address such problems in the workforce.

Managing Workplace Stress

Author : Koushiki Choudhury
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This book is focussed at those who are working or are about to enter the workplace. According to the book, workplace may be defined as "any environment enabling work to be done". This broader definition will make the workplace include any situation or place where people interact to exchange knowledge and information. The book discusses the various anxiety and stress inducing events that one faces in the workplace and the ways to cope with them, using Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), and Cognitive Therapy (CT). These techniques are the most widely used psychotherapeutic techniques and their effectiveness has been tested scientifically throughout the world. The book attempts to show as to how Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (umbrella term for CT and REBT) can be used to challenge and overcome workplace stress issues such as criticism, abuse, animosity, conflicts, disagreements, insubordination, organisational politics, favouritism, prejudices, discriminations, job uncertainties, extreme work pressures, excessive workloads, poor job designs, job mismatches, role conflicts, role ambiguities, cultural and ethical maladjustments, workplace boredom and anger problems by realistically and accurately interpreting events at the workplace. It includes plenty of real-life stress producing scenarios as examples and specific techniques to challenge them. Moreover, it tries to analyze and solve workplace stress issues in a very lucid, simple and direct manner so that it appeals to and is understood by a wide range of people. The book is based on research and studies in the area of internal marketing, psychological counselling and workplace stress, and is the product of years of surveys and professional interactions in the industry and the academia.

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress

Author : Martin R. Bamber
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Occupational stress affects millions of people every year and is not only costly to the individual – in terms of their mental and physical health – but also results in major costs for organisations due to workplace absence and loss of productivity. This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based self-help guide will equip the user with the necessary tools and techniques to manage work related stress more effectively. Divided into three parts, this book will help you to: understand occupational stress learn about a range of methods to reduce stress levels develop your own self-help plan. Overcoming Your Workplace Stress is written in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style, allowing the reader to develop the necessary skills to become their own therapist.

Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress

Author : Sharon Clarke
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Working in a stressful environment not only increases the risk of physical illness or distress, but also increases the likelihood of workplace accidents. While legislation provides some guidelines for risk assessment of physical hazards, there remains limited guidance on the risks of psychosocial hazards, such as occupational stress. This book takes the risk management approach to stress evaluation in the workplace, offering practical guidelines for the audit, assessment and mitigation of workplace stressors. Based on research and case studies, this book provides a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for students and practitioners alike. It includes chapters on: * environmental stress factors * psychological stress factors * work-related accidents * job stress evaluation methods With its up-to-date approach to a fascinating area of study, this is key reading for all students of organizational psychology and those responsible for workplace safety.

Rising Above Workplace Stress

Author : Jeff Davidson
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88 tips on avoiding situations that lead to stress on the job

Workplace Stress

Author : Steven B. Zwickel
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Professionals on Workplace Stress The Essential Facts

Author : Alex Roney
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"This book not only seeks to develop an acceptable definition of stress and how it relates to the workplace, but also gives practical advice on preventative and coping strategies." From the Foreword by John Monks, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress Stress can have a devastating impact at a personal and financial level. The sources of modern day stress are wide ranging and its manifestations damaging to employees and employers alike. Yet once the reality of the problem is recognised, it is possible to implement effective tactics to identify and limit the negative aspects of stress. Compassion alone, however, is not sufficient. What is required is a full understanding of the increasingly sophisticated professional advances made, both in working practices and through legislation, to combat the problem. Professionals on Workplace Stress provides such an understanding. It is written by an expert team consisting of a: business adviser psychologist human resource manager occupational physician lawyer, and victim who link their combined skills and knowledge to offer an overall strategy to manage stress at work, providing the essential facts for all businesses, advisers and employees who wish to protect against the effects of stress and maximise the potential of the workforce. Alex Roney was Legal Counsellor at the London Chamber of Commerce from 1973 to March 1997 and now works with the market research team at Winmark Ltd. Cary Cooper is currently Professor of Organizational Psychology in the Manchester School of Management and is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Activities) of UMIST.

Managing the Risk of Workplace Stress

Author : Sharon Clarke
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Based on original research findings, it provides a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for students and practitioners alike.

Psychological Stress in the Workplace Psychology Revivals

Author : Terry A. Beehr
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Originally published in 1995, this book was the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of research on occupational stress at the time. It identifies the sources, consequences and treatments of stress in the workplace from the perspective of organizational psychology and makes clear recommendations for future work in this area. Terry Beehr discusses how role ambiguity and conflict act as stressors in the workplace, and discusses the characteristics of the job and the organization itself that can adversely affect performance. He examines the effects of stress in the workplace and describes methods that can be used to alleviate the problem, both at the individual and organizational level. In addition, the book is illustrated with many examples from field research over the author’s twenty years of experience in studying the workplace. This book will be of considerable interest to students and researchers in occupational psychology, as well as managers and trainers. Terry Beehr is still working in this field today.

Work Group Culture Workplace Stress and Hostility

Author : Jean Ann Seago
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Managing Workplace Stress

Author : Susan Cartwright
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`Written primarily for the employee, this book is a gold mine of easily assimilated information and ideas which should also be of value to anyone working in human resources' - Personnel Today `Much of the literature on stress tends to be either academic or research-based, or otherwise focuses on the more practical aspects of stress management. Managing Workplace Stress strikes a balance between the two in providing background and discussion that puts many areas of work-related stress into context, as well as giving helpful practical advice on managing particular stressors' - People Management Stress in the workplace is an ever-increasing problem and its consequences, such

Overcoming Your Workplace Stress

Author : Martin R. Bamber
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Occupational stress affects millions of people every year and is not only costly to the individual – in terms of their mental and physical health – but also results in major costs for organisations due to workplace absence and loss of productivity. This Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based self-help guide will equip the user with the necessary tools and techniques to manage work related stress more effectively. Divided into three parts, this book will help you to: understand occupational stress learn about a range of methods to reduce stress levels develop your own self-help plan. Overcoming Your Workplace Stress is written in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style, allowing the reader to develop the necessary skills to become their own therapist.

How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress

Author : Anna Maravelas
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How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress will help executives, supervisors, and managers-and the people that work for them-protect pride, profit and productivity from these disabling emotions. Protect your career and workplace from the hidden costs of workplace tension and hostility. With How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress, you will learn how to: a- handle the daily onslaught of frustration without losing momentum, mood or confidence; b- avoid the conflict and cynicism that drains profits, resources, and relationships; c- discover why anger makes people irrational, lonely, and depressed and how to quickly calm agitated colleagues and customers; d- experience the fiscal and personal benefits of being "hard on the problem and soft on the people;" e- replace bitterness about the past with shared responsibility for the future; and f- create a blame-resistant, emotionally resilient workforce. -- Description from http://www.readprint.com (Oct. 5, 2011).

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author : Henry G. Harder
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The extent of mental illness concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. Unless appropriately addressed, issues related to mental illness difficulties will result in stiff financial, organizational, and human costs for organizations. The authors of Mental Illness in the Workplace provide a practical guide to identifying, understanding, treating and preventing individual and organizational mental health issues. They illustrate how organizations can save money and improve the health and well-being of their employees by using a psychological disability management approach in the treatment and accommodation of mental illness issues. Drawing on empirical evidence from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the book is in three parts. The first addresses the scope of mental health issues in the workplace. The second part describes the most common mental illnesses found in the workplace, while the third focuses on prevention and treatment of mental health issues. This book will meet the needs of human resources professionals, administrators of employee assistance programs, industrial and organizational psychologists, mental health practitioners, those teaching or studying psychology and disability management, and more generally will serve to enlighten students of business management and practicing managers regarding a major workforce risk factor.

Workplace Law Handbook 2011

Author : Alex Davies
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Stress Less

Author : Averil Overton
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Understand your stress triggers and develop resilience and mindfulness so you can cope well. An excellent overview of what stress is and what causes it, including the thoughts and feelings that generate stress, the things we do when we are stressed, and the red alerts for stress at work. The author, a psychologist who specialises in this field, describes how we can use stress to our advantage - the message of distress means that something needs to change. She describes the role of our reactions to potentially stressful situations, where our reactions come from, and things that influence our reactions. Includes practical advice on getting rid of stress, taking control of your life and coping with stress at work. How to prevent stress, how to build stress resistance by taking agency in our lives, life balance and self care, and everyday relaxation techniques. With a focus on the miracle of mindfulness, this book will help you keep on keeping on.

Workplace Counselling

Author : Michael Carroll
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`An invaluable resource book for anyone (counsellors, EAP providers and companies) involved in workplace counselling. Helpful and informative, it is set to become a classic text in its field' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling `Accessible and meaningful... a valuable contribution to the growing body of literature on counselling in specific contexts, and Michael Carroll is to be congratulated for his skill in pulling together so many strands that influence the workplace counsellor's role' - Human Resource Management Journal Hand-in-hand with the increase in numbers of organizations offering counselling for their employees comes a growing demand f

Women Work and Coping

Author : Bonita C. Long
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Written by feminists and other researchers from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and management science, the fourteen essays in this collection are about women's experience of paid work and women's ways of coping with employment stress. The opening essays highlight the tremendous social and cultural changes that have compelled women to develop new coping strategies. Several contributing authors examine specific workplace structures and describe women's experiences in different occupational contexts whether hostile or hospitable. Shifting from a structural to an individual perspective, other contributors deal with psychosocial factors, such as gender differences, that have been found to moderate stress and enhance the coping process. They analyse individual experiences with work-related stressors, focusing on the mediating effects of cognitive appraisals. The concluding chapters provide a critique of research methods commonly used to study work-related stress and coping and a review by the editors of the many factors and relationships which influence women's ways of coping with employment stress. Women, Work, and Coping contains contributions by Nina Colwill, Bruce E. Compas, Esther R. Greenglass, Barbara Gutek, Catherine A. Heaney, Sharon E. Kahn, Ronald C. Kessler, Karen Korabik, Bonita C. Long, Judi Marshall, Diana L. Mawson, Lisa M. McDonald, Pamela G. Orosan, Hazel M. Rosin, Craig A. Smith, Anne Statham, Allison Tom, Elaine Wethington, and Lois M. Verbrugge.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Author : Michelle B. Riba
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This book offers a guide to better understanding models of workplace mental health, as well as best practices for mental health professionals, employee assistance groups, employers and employees alike. The cost of depression at the workplace is staggering, both in terms of absenteeism and productivity loss while at work, and in terms of human and family suffering. Depression is highly prevalent and affects employees’ concentration, decision-making skills and memory, contributing to accidents and quality issues. Analyses indicate that the returns on investment for workplace mental health programs are significant, with employers reporting lower productivity-related financial losses and less need staff turnover due to mental health conditions. The book also addresses substance use and misuse, and ways to address such problems.

Managing Workplace Stress

Author : Stephen Williams
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The purpose of this book is twofold: to break down the ignorance barrier and then to put forward workable solutions for managing stress at work. Stress may be widespread through the workforce but it isn't inevitable.