Many employees complain that they are given a lot more to do than they can handle. The tasks should be delegated properly to different people. The pressure to finish all the work on time leads to stress.
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Many offices have people coming in all the time or the telephone keeps ringing. Such interruptions can cause stress when an employee is trying to concentrate on his work or has to meet a deadline.
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When a company changes its rules and procedures, the employees face a lot of difficulty. They are used to the old working ways and get confused about how to do things in a new way.
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Unclear job description
If an employee is not briefed about what exactly is expected of him/her, stress will increases. Unclear job descriptions and expectations pressurize an employee.
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When an employee does a task, he/she is anticipating a feedback either positive or negative. If he/she is not given one, the stress level will increase and they will be unsure of their performance and the boss’s reaction.
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If there is a lack of communication in the system, it means an employee is uninformed regarding the happenings in the company. Information will come late and he/she will have less time to react which will increase stress.
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Lack of control
Empowering employees is very important to make them work efficiently. If an employee feels he/she has no control over what he does and makes no difference, he is bound to feel more stressed.
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Many managers keep favorites and thus their decisions become biased. An employee will feel stressed when he/she gets to know that there is favouritism and that the chances of being promoted or being given incentives are less.
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If a person performs well, he/she should be appreciated; otherwise they will feel worthless and will not do well. It will increase their stress level as they will feel ignored.
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