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Problem Spillover - Effects of Stress

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Jobs stress equals family stress
In an effort to get the highest quality labour force and talented employees, firms are making sure that company policies are designed to lay as little stress as possible on families. Such practices can be a recruiting tool.

Stress is a universal element and persons from nearly every walk of life have to face stress - it cannot be eliminated from work or life because it serves as a driving force if kept at a certain level but it must be appropriately managed.

However, work stress becomes harmful both physically and mentally when the job requirements do not match the worker’s capabilities and resources. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when a person is unable to cope and stress can affect how a person feels, thinks and behaves.

Stress is a major contributor to job burnout
One of the most noticeable effects of stress in an employee’s role is the change in their performance. When stress is perceived as uncontrollable or unmanageable, the person begins to experience a gradual to drastic decrease in performance levels, causing a decline in productivity and enthusiasm to respond to the stress.

Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, loss of appetite and difficulty with concentration. Work stress can come from a variety of sources and affect people in different ways. Finding a healthy balance between work-life and home life will lead to better management of stress.