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Occupational stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.
These physiological and emotional responses occur when workers perceive an imbalance between their work demands and their capability and/or resources available to them to meet these demands. Stress responses, however, occur only when the imbalance is such that the workers perceive that they are unable to cope with situations where it is important to them that they do cope. As a result, occupational stress can lead to poor health and/or even injury.
Today is the age of globalization and nature of work is changing at whirlwind speeds. Consequently, job stress poses a threat to the health of workers now, more than ever before. In the organizational environment, stress has been related to the deterioration of performance efficiency of both managers and subordinates. And as the performance efficiency of employees and management decline, so do the quality of the overall organizational environment and its productivity. Job stress faced by the employees and/or the management is an extremely dangerous phenomenon. Some of the hazardous
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