Define workplace stress. Does the definition of stress an organization uses have implications for its stress management programs? Why would achieving the goal of eliminating all stress in the workplace be counterproductive for security organizations?
Stress Management and Security Organizations
Stress in the workplace can come from a number of different things. Being overworked, underpaid, is just a couples examples of something that can be stress that is work-related. Mentally and physically being drained at work can cause stress. Many different organizations have shown with studies that sometimes personal stress from home can be brought in to work and have an impact on an individual’s stress at work.
Not only are there programs that are used to help mentally cope with different types of stress, but there are also a lot physical programs such as workout areas that are used in organizations to help with stress. Stress is just built up emotions that sometimes can be handled through management. Eliminating all stress can be very difficult to obtain. However, eliminating stress in the workplace can make the employee and employer relations much more productive. When employees are less stressed, they are happier when it comes to meeting the production needs. Dealing with workplace stress can also help individuals deal with stress that is not work related. It is difficult to say what programs would be more effective in managing stress. What may work for one, may not work for others? However, studies have showed that physical activity is helpful in lower stress levels in the workplace.
The main goal of security organizations is to protect the business and all the assets. When stress is becoming a problem, then more conflicts will occur. Trying to work towards eliminating all stress can work with security organizations to help lower the threats. The only way that stress could be counterproductive for security organizations is if the work behavior is going against the organizations goals. Eliminating the stress is not counterproductive to the security organizations. However, doing nothing about the stress may be counterproductive for security organizations.