Management Notes

Reference Notes for Management

Causes of Stress – Stress Management in Organization | Organizational Behavior

Causes of Stress 

Causes of Stress/Sources of Stress 

➨ The term “stress” describes the situation in which a person is confronted with a constraint, a choice, or a demand related to what they desire and for which outcomes are uncertain as well as significant.

➨ A widely accepted definition of stress is associated with (i) constraints or demands and (ii) uncertainty regarding an outcome that is deemed important.

➨ There are two kinds of stress: constructive (positive) and destructive (negative): when a person has an opportunity to gain something from the situation, stress is good. This motivates them to perform at their best.

Following are the major causes of stress at the workplace and outsidethe workplace.

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