Stress for Success: Managers can create a Good Stress Environment and Propel Employees to Success We all are well informed about stress at work and how destructive it can be. But have we ever thought about stress as creative implement? In this paper I will try to summarize the Peg Gamses article about stress as Management Tool. You want to know how one can achieve a success by using stress? Peg Gamse give answer in his article. Ask yourself: what do I know about stress? We know that nowadays creating of high performance is very popular. Companies work in a very competitive environment and they will do anything to survive. A high performance organization is a very intricate system. Its proper work strongly depends on understanding what factors influence it.
Stress is one of the most significant factors in both harmful and non-harmful ways. We all view stress as a logical consequence of working process but we dont thought about the importance of stress in business. Psychologists state that stress influences badly on human intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. But Peg Gamse states that stress can be as good as bad. At work people are constantly in the condition of stress. People at workplaces are constantly afraid and insecure. Such situation is not new for business and dysfunctional employers only oppress it with their incorrect actions.
Revision Notes for Occupational Stress. What is stress? - Stress is a word derived from the Latin word stringer e meaning to draw tight. - Stress is any circumstance that places special physical and / or psychological demands on a person such that an unusual or out-of the ordinary responses occur. o The circumstance, technically termed stressor, can be, for example, a final exam, financial ...
In organizations with poor functioning mid- and lower level managers suffer greatly from the srtress because they cannot influence on decisions. That in turn leads to the human impact of uncontrolled decisions. Staff always can feal their bosses’ futility, anxiety, uncertainty, helplessness, etc. And of course, when workers worry beyound measure about their bosses’ they do not think much of job. Article describes causes of bad stress and give some essential advices on how to avoid it. But we still are curious about nature of good stress, aren t we? Peg Gamse states that managers in a good stress environment always think about the gols they can achieve. They challenge staff and bring passion in the everyday routine.
Managers in a good stress environment inspire to work in the atmosphere of communication and achievement. Good stress managers work with people for the organization. In other words they use stress for achieving success. It is not possible (in near future) to create a stress-free environment. Psychologists who research stresses in working organizations are confident that job cannot exist without stress. Good stress managers turn this to their advantage. In certain way they absorb stress but only in small doses and that play role of the catalyst for change.
Managers use people, processes and papers to achieve goal-oriented results. They are not just the mesengers of decisions but often themselves are the decision-makers who foresee the development of that decisions and plans. Such approach give positive results in the individual, team and organizational schemes of actions. The article in a brief and understandable way describes the main methids of becoming a good stress’ manager. I think that information in this article can be useful not only for professional or future managers but for everyone who is interested in achiving good results on the work place. It is written in understandable and easy reading way and gives valuable advices.
For example, the table in the end of the article can help you to compare dysfunctional and functional organizations, manager’s role and the nature of stress within these organizations. I think that such comparative table is a good reason for many bosses to revise their organizational policy and idea of good stress management as well..
In this essay I will demonstrate how a good manager _can_ often be a good leader, but why I also believe that explicit differences in characteristics; attitudes and methods prove them to be unique. I will do this by firstly, defining what I feel a good manager is, and what I feel a good leader is. In doing this, I will compare and contrast the two concepts in order to finally draw conclusive ...