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Leading the way through a rising toll of workplace stress: How managers influence employees’ ability to cope with job stress

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 22 April 2024

Issue publication date: 30 May 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This research paper examines how managers and coworkers influence employees’ ability to cope with job stress. Its results demonstrate that transformational leadership, leader humor, high quality leader relationships and coworker support do improve coping capacity, with synergistic gains from resource combinations. Longer tenure also boosted coping ability. Key insights indicate the value of prioritizing high quality partnerships with subordinates, incorporating affiliative humor and injecting transformational behaviors into management training.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives, strategists and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2024), "Leading the way through a rising toll of workplace stress: How managers influence employees’ ability to cope with job stress", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 16-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-01-2024-0015

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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