Goal Setting for Reducing Organizational Stress


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An employee is feeling _____ when they believe that their skills are not being used to the fullest extent. This often causes significant occupational stress.

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1. A career _____ is one way to reduce stress through goal setting because it ensures that there is always another step an employee can take to improve their value to the organization and develop their own fund of knowledge.

2. Stanley, a new adjunct professor at the University, has a background as an associate professor and department chair with a different institution. Although his new role is only a part time, non-leadership role, what can Stanley's new supervisor do to decrease the stress associated with the change in status?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about goal setting for stress reduction. Among other topics, this quiz requires you to recall what a supervisor can do to reduce an employee's stress associated with a change in status.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • When an employee believes their skills are not being fully utilized
  • Reducing stress through goal setting
  • Decreasing stress associated with a change in status
  • How to reduce occupational stress for an employer and manager
  • Tension between an individual and their workplace

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about an employee whose skills are not fully utilized and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between goal setting and stress reduction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about reducing stress for both an employer and manager

Additional Learning

Deepen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Goal Setting for Reducing Organizational Stress. Here's a quick glance at what you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • A case study on organizational stress and goal setting
  • Examples of how to increase job satisfaction
  • The 2008 labor market in the United States