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New developments in managing job related stress

Sandy Ornelas (Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA)
Brian H. Kleiner (Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834, USA)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 July 2003

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Abstract

We spend over ten hours a day at work or on work related issues. We not only have to deal with work pressures but also juggle, personal relationships, personal finances, information technology, personal fears and changes. All these aspects of modern‐day‐living can be incredibly stressful, which imposes high physical demands on our bodies and emotional costs on our lives (Cohen, 2001). Current statistics illustrate that stress is a bigger problem than we give it credit. In western society, work is the primary factor for stress. Although every industry and career has its own unique set of problems and sources of stress, and each job carries its specific requirements, stress can be reduced. The question is how do we reduce or eliminate stress in our work environment and how do we take care of ourselves in order to cope in stressful work situations. We first begin by taking care of ourselves. There is a new wave of holistic stress therapies that can be incorporated in our personal lives to help us deal with work‐related stress such as: Aromatherapy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Hypnosis and of course simple exercise and healthy eating. After we have a healthy us we can conquer our work environment through evaluating the factors that contribute to harmful stress in our work place, implementing stress management measures to reduce workplace stress and monitoring the progress of these changes.

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Ornelas, S. and Kleiner, B.H. (2003), "New developments in managing job related stress", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150310787504

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