Lecture on Stress at Work Place by Ms.Mamta Sehwag and Ms.Ashima Malhotra
In this competitive era, Stress is the part of everyone’s life. In Faculty Development programme , we all (Faculty Members) had discussed about causes, problems and most important its management, so the we can work efficiently and can give our best.
Presenters had explained
• A situation that creates excessive psychological or physiological demands on a person.
• An adaptive response to a situation that is perceived as challenging or threatening to the
• A complex emotion that prepares us for fight or flight.
Various Stages of Stress:
• Alarm Stage
• Resistance Stage
• Exhaustion Stage
Causes of Stress:
• Changes in the workplace
• Task oriented job
Consequences of Stress
• Physiological symptoms
– e.g., increased blood pressure, headaches, heart attacks
• Psychological symptoms
– e.g., job dissatisfaction, tension, anxiety, irritability, boredom, procrastination
• Behavioral symptoms
– Changes in productivity, absence, turnover, eating habits, smoking, drinking, etc.
Tips for Reducing Stress:
• At least two or three times a week, spend time with supportive friends or family.
• Ask for support when you are under pressure. This is a sign of health, not weakness.
• If you have spiritual or religious beliefs, increase or maintain your involvement.
• Use a variety of methods to reduce stress. Consider exercise, nutrition, hobbies, positive thinking, and relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.