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Consultants' Corner
Volume 02 Issue 06

Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Stress on the job is not new to the American workforce. However, recent events, such as elevated terror levels and a poor economic climate, have exacerbated workplace stress. Combine these with workforce downsizing and even the most tempered employee may feel extreme workplace stress on occassion.

Recognizing and treating stress is a complicated process. Everyone has their own level of stress that they manage on a daily basis. When this level increases it can motivate an employee to focus and be organized or it can lead to distractibility and depression. Stress is one of the leading causes of illness in the workplace. According to a survey by Integra in 2000:

Employers can minimize the effects of stress on productivity by:

Employees can reduce stress levels in many ways, including:

Accommodation ideas to deal with stress include:

For additional information on stress and stress management techniques visit the following Websites:


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