General Article Common causes of stress at work

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Some typical stress inducers

  • Excessively high workloads, with unrealistic deadlines making people feel rushed, under pressure and overwhelmed.
  • Insufficient workloads, making people feel that their skills are being under-used.
  • A lack of control over work activities.
  • A lack of interpersonal support or poor working relationships leading to a sense of isolation.
  • People being asked to do a job for which they have insufficient experience or training.
  • Difficulty settling into a new promotion, both in terms of meeting the new role’s requirements and adapting to possible changes in relationships with colleagues.
  • Concerns about job security, lack of career opportunities, or level of pay.
  • Bullying or harassment.
  • A blame culture within your business where people are afraid to get things wrong or to admit to making mistakes.
  • Weak or ineffective management which leaves employees feeling they don’t have a sense of direction, or over-management, which can leave employees feeling underva...

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