Causes of stress at work

These are typical causes of stress at work:

  • bullying or harassment, by anyone, not necessarily a person’s manager
  • feeling powerless and uninvolved in determining one’s own responsibilities
  • continuous unreasonable performance demands
  • lack of effective communication and conflict resolution
  • lack of job security
  • long working hours
  • excessive time away from home and family
  • office politics and conflict among staff
  • a feeling that one’s reward reward is not commensurate with one’s responsibility



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