Stress Prevention at Work

Creating a Positive Atmosphere
  • Martin Shaffer


Adjusting the rhythm and pace of your work can lead to effective and long-lasting stress reduction on the job. There is, however, another aspect of the work environment that even proper pacing cannot correct: the emotional atmosphere in the workplace. When people are happy and enjoy working together, the positive emotional climate generated by their interaction makes work pleasurable and satisfying. On the other hand, if there is an air of tension on the job, people sense it and begin to reflect that tension in their work or in their relationships with co-workers. Similarly, if there is dissatisfaction, discord, or even chaos in the workplace, those negative feelings permeate the atmosphere and create a pernicious climate that workers want to avoid or escape. After all, who wants to be tense or miserable five days a week?


Negative Feeling Emotional Climate Tional Environment General Adaptation Syndrome Stress Prevention 
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