Human Relations and Work Adjustment


Abstract Actions or situations that place physical or psychological demands on people over time will cause stress. Both physical and mental stresses are required for normal and healthy growth and moderate amounts in the workplace can increase productivity. But if not managed properly, stress can eventually lead to burnout as well as to physical problems. In the workplace, one of the chief causes of stress is the feeling of inequity or unjust treatment. Effective stress management addresses employees both physically and mentally. Easy and economical treatment at the workplace includes provisions for music and physical exercise with suggestions for rest, diet, and meditation. Management can also reassign tasks and provide more flexible work schedules. Workplace stress is expensive because it can cause absenteeism, increased sick leave and medical costs, and high turnover rates.
Keywords human relation, burnout, stress, mangment, work adjustment and sick leave
JEL classification J53
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