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Ryerson University
Human Resources
MHR 505
Frank Miller

MHR 505 Week 6 OBXtra 1 Stress and Well-Being at Work Workplace Stress Workplace stress is the number one issue affecting the bottom line directly The top two contributors to absenteeism andor health costs in the workplace are stress and other mental health disorders Business leaders today recognize that they have a moral and corporate obligation to address health issues in the workplace and that creating a healthy work environment is a true win-win approach for employees and employers What is Stress? Stress (or the stress response) is the unconscious preparation to fight or flee that a person experiences when faced with any demand It is any action or situation that upsets a bodys normal equilibrium Stressor or demand, can be precipitated by a person or event that triggers a stress response The experience of stress is: Individual what stresses one person doesnt necessarily stress another person; the same stressful events may lead to distress and strain for one person and to excitement and healthy results for another Variable the more experience one has with a particular situation the less stressed he is Cumulative prolonged periods of stress can produce overloading or a decreased capacity to resist or tolerate future stress of any kind The Consequences of Stress Stress can be good or bad The consequence of healthy, normal stress is called eustress meaning euphoria and stress Healthy amounts of eustress are desirable because they improve performance by arousing a person to action www.notesolution.com
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