Meaning of Stress

Organization Theory And Behaviour study

Stress: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

Employees stress: is a growing concern for organizations today. Stress can be defined as a lively circumstance in which people face constraints, opportunities, or loss of something they desire and for which the consequence is both unpredictable as well as crucial. Stress is the response of people to the unreasonable/excessive pressure or demands placed on them.

Stress is not always negative. It may also bring out the best in individuals at times. It may induce an individual to discover innovative and smarter way of doing things. This positive dimension of stress is called as enstress. But usually, the term stress has a negative implication and this negative aspect of stress is termed as distress. For instance – When a subordinate is harassed or warned his superior, unhappiness of unsuitable job, etc. We can say that “Stress causes some people to break, and other to break records.”



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