Managing Individual and Organizational Stress: a Pragmatic Approach

Ada Mac-Ozigbo


This paper introduces a simple model of organizational stress which can be used to educate or inform employees, managers and health professionals about the relationship between work related stress factors; environmental, individual, group and organizational, and the negative outcomes of stress; and thus proposes a pragmatic approach to stress prevention and management. The paper draws together evidence from literature to the pragmatic approach underlying the effective management of stress/work-based problems. It moves away from the traditional and sometimes vague concept of stress and stress management, to propose pragmatic problem solving approaches/ techniques which employees’ and managers may adopt, combine and apply in a practical way to cope with stress. Thereby facilitating a systematic and better understanding of workplace issues. 


Individual stress; Organizational Stress; Stressors; Pragmatic Management of Stress

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