Statement of the Research Problem

How do you cope with stress in the workplace to achieve a more balanced
lifestyle? Stress is a part of everybody's life. Depending on the level of
stress, it can control our lives, especially in the workplace. We begin to
spend several long hours at work, and thus have less time for other things.
Stressed employees may be unhappy and thus produce nominally. Stress can
deteriorate social and family relationships and eventually burn you out;
ultimately it can take toll on your health. Organizations need to recognize
stress as a problem and decide whether or not to act upon it.

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result is longer hours, less time for outside activities, and consequently
increased stress.

According to Business Week, the typical American works 47 hours a week, and if
current trends continue, in 20 years "the average person would be on the job 60
hours a week." Another factor that increases stress is technological
advancements. With all the new technology one is always connected to work and
accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. According to Business Week, it is now
possible, and thus increasingly expected, for employees to be accessible and
productive any hour, any day.

At a workplace, one observes several sales people working long hours, claiming
it is due to under staffing. Employees reach a point of diminishing returns.
The more hours they work, the less productive they are. This stressful condition
causes the quality of work to dwindle. Consequently, clients recognize this,
and eventually they terminate the business relationship. Soon the company loses,
as ...

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applicable to any American organization
with stress as a problem. Although this study will generalize from the small
population, it can be used as a starting point to recognizing the problem, as
each organization can require a different approach.


The sources utilized in the research will be extracted from current articles
(1994-present) from online services, the Internet, and public libraries. A
survey will be given to individuals of randomly chosen organizations and will
not target any specific company or industry. Due to time constraints, the
population will be limited to 30 individuals. The research will explore factors
causing stress in the workplace and its impact ...

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Category: Health & Medicine
Type: Free Paper
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