Workplace stress is a worldwide issue that affects not only employees’ health and well-being, but also company productivity. When a person’s capacity and capability to cope with various types and combinations of work demands exceeds their capacity, work-related stress occurs.

The term “workplace stress” has several definitions, owing to the fact that what one person considers stressful, another may consider challenging. Whether or not a person experiences work-related stress is influenced by a variety of factors, including the job, the person’s psychological makeup, and other factors (such as personal life and general health).

Psychological symptoms include:
– Depression
– Anxiety
– Pessimism
– Cognitive challenges, such as difficulty concentrating or making decisions.

Behavioral symptoms include:
– An increase in sick days or absenteeism
– Aggression
– Low levels of initiative and creativity
– Workplace productivity declines Interpersonal relationship issues
– Irritability and mood swings Re
– Reduced tolerance for frustration and exasperation
– Disinterest in matters that once piqued one’s interest.
– Isolation/an unexpected desire to be alone.

Physical symptoms of work-related stress

– Fatigue
– Headaches
– Insomnia and other sleep disorders
– Tension in the muscles
– Palpitations in the heart
– Disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhea or constipation

Our lead organizational psychology consultant Sarah Murimi works with tens of clients to help diagnose stress related issues that lead to employee stress. Sarah and the rest of our team at Rensyl Integral have facilitated workshops on workplace stress and impacted workplaces by identifying stress triggers at work and providing reliable solutions.

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