I agree with this point, "each one of us needs certain in level of stress in order to do our regular and daily routine tasks." and believe we as individuals know our own body and how we react to specific situations. I read an article about eustress in the work place. It discussed the responsibility of employees to manage their own stress and determined that "from the point of view of the individual, it is only they themselves who can manage, through perception and interpretation, to what degree they experience their organisational environment, including its demands and resources, as distress or eustress. They are themselves responsible for their eustress or distress" (Le Fevre, Matheny & Kolt, 2003, p. 741). Do you agree that it is solely up to the individual to manage their own stress or do believe management should take some responsibility for employee job stress as well?
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As you react to this point, "each one of us needs certain in level of stress in order to do our regular and daily routine tasks," I do concur that it is mainly the individual employee's responsibility for self care. However, since I view organizational culture as holistic and shared, I see it more as a collaborative effort and do indeed place employers accountable to also provide the least stressful, most conductive climate for workers' physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. What do you ...
Stress and eustress are briefly highlighted using research.