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Conflict and Stress Case Study - "A new sense of time"

Read the Case Problem: "A new sense of time" Then, participate in a discussion based on the following questions:

1. What kind of conflicts and stress was this woman facing?
2. Has she really achieved an effective work-life balance? What suggestions can you make to her for achieving even more balance?
3. How would you have dealt with the late-night request from the boss?

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Interesting scenario! Have you read it yet; if not, that is a good place to start. Now, let's take a closer look at the questions.

1. What kind of conflicts and stress was this woman facing?

She was experiencing role conflict: a situation in which a person is expected to play two incompatible roles. For example, a boss will suffer role conflict if forced to fire an employee who is also a close friend http://www.bartelby.org/59/17/roleconflict.html.

Likewise, Julia was experiencing role conflict when she felt the need to work (employee role), working right up to the time she drives herself to the hospital in labor (wife and mother-to-be role), and while in labor (after an epidermal), she continues to work. The roles in conflict for Julia are being an employee (work) and an expected mother and wife (life), and ...

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Based on the conflict and stress case study - "A new sense of time," this solution responds to the questions related to the case e.g. kind of conflicts and stress was this woman facing, if she has really achieved an effective work-life balance, suggestions to help her in achieving even more balance and how to deal with the late-night request from the boss.

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