10 How Does One React to Stress? Avoid – Pretend it doesn’t exist.Resist – Fight stressEnvironmental factors – time, supportOrganizational factors – policies, rulesIndividual factors – education, trainingConfront/Adapt – Work to identify the real cause and eliminate it, change it, or cope with it.
11 Additional Implications Perception – a person’s perception of a situation will influence the level of stress.Locus of Control – internal versus external locus of control.Job Experience – the greater the job experience, the more comfortable the employee becomes with the work situation.Social Support – the stronger the relationships, the better one handles stress.Type of Personality – A or B.
12 Fight – Flight Response Fight response = Body prepares to defend itselfFlight response = Escape distress rather than battle it
14 SummaryIt is important for you to find out how to handle stress for yourself and also to help those you lead.Stress is a general term applied to pressures people feel in life.
15 SummaryTwo conditions are necessary for potential stress to become actual stress: uncertainty and level of importance.Stress may be positive or negative.Stress can effect an individual physically, psychologically, and emotionally.
16 SummaryLearn stress management techniques that work for you and those under your leadership.