Decision Making Essay

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Monica Washington Lisa Wright
Human Relations 03-23-2013

Short paper: Work stress
"Workplace stress" is the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands. Work stress is the major cause of stress for many people who are working in the workplace. Work stress is something that is a serious impact on our behavior and is the cause of stress that contributes to employees’ stress in the organizations today. This type of stress can be very emotional to the employees and employers. According to Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Melinda Smith, M.A., Lawrence Robinson, and Robert Segal, M.A. (December 2012),”Your emotions are contagious, and stress has an impact on the quality of your interactions with others”. I agree with that statement, because when you are stressed your emotions get caught up with the fact that you are stressed and you start to take your emotions out on other things and also the people that work around you. Stress is a part of our everyday lifestyle no matter if it’s social or work related and can become very harmful. Harmful work stress is known to be associated with the demand of the job, uncomfortable with the job environment and lack of communication with the employees and the employer. Even though we as employees can’t control the amount of stress in the workplace, but we can try to found ways to manage the workplace stress. I feel the employers should do things like, talk to the employees about what might make them feel stress at the workplace and provide some training to maintain employees’ skills. Employees should also suggest something to the employer to reduce the stress in the workplace. I feel some of the things we can do is to tell the employer of some of the stress that we are experiencing, the