Simply put, "stress" is that which causes sharp physiological responses in the body. It is anything perceived by an entity to cause the "fight-or-flight" biological condition. For example, when a bear feels threatened, this creates panic, constriction of blood flow, and other physiological changes such that standing, roaring and otherwise defending itself and its young ones is much easier. One may wonder what in the world a bear has to do with ...
Stress is defined, with an example, and extended to brief discussion for the workplace environment, Several options for dealing with workplace stress are proposed and explained in brief.