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In the workplace it arises when people try to cope with the tasks, responsibilities or other types of pressure connected with their jobs.
These are some of the symptoms that are indicators of too much pressure that can come from yourself, work, home, any combination of, or maybe even all three.
The symptoms that affect you will often accumulate until you are forced to take notice of them.
Don’t rationalise the symptoms away, if you are not sure - ask your GP
It is often the behavioural symptoms that are noticed, as they are more obvious, but by this time stress has been going on for many months, maybe even a year or more.
If you think you may be suffering from stress, go to the International Stress Management Website, It includes a list of ten stress busting tips.
As well as reducing sickness absence costs to an organisation, tackling stress can have a positive effect on:
In addition, the Health and Safety Executive have developed a Line Manager Competency Indicator Tool which is designed to allow managers to assess whether they currently have the behaviours identified as effective for preventing and reducing stress at work; its aim is to help managers reflect on their behaviour and management style.
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