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Below is a sample breakdown of the Managing Workplace Stress chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Stress in the workplace||Work demands, nonwork demands, task demands, positive and negative stressors|
|Tuesday||Dealing with stress in the workplace||Workplace stress, stress signals, good health habits, prioritize and organize|
|Wednesday||Consequences of stress from work||Individual stress, illness, depression, burnout, rust-out|
|Thursday||Organizational stress management techniques||Preventative stress management, role negotiation, social support|
|Friday||Individual stress management||Individual stress prevention, physical activity, budgeting time|
1. Stress in the Workplace: Definition, Sources & Meaning
The workplace is a constant source of stress for individuals. Managers need to understand the different sources of stress. Work demands and nonwork demands are the two major sources of stress that individuals face daily.
2. How to Deal with Stress in the Workplace
Workplace stress is a mental or emotional strain on an individual due to specific work circumstances. Most individuals feel stress during their daily work. There are many techniques that can be used to help deal with stress in the workplace.
3. Consequences of Stress at Work: Physiological, Psychological & Behavioral Symptoms
Stress can affect individuals in many different ways on the job. Individual Stress consists of physiological, psychological and behavioral symptoms. All three behavioral symptoms can cause immense organizational distress.
4. Stress Management: Individual and Organizational Techniques & Methods
Companies need to help employees learn how to manage their stress at work. Preventative stress management is a corporate philosophy that is concerned with eliminating stress and improving employee health. There are numerous organizational and individual techniques that can be used to help improve employee stress.
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