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Organizational stress

Jane Cranwell-Ward og Alyssa Abbey

Palgrave 2005. 288 s. ISBN 1403945012
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‘Investing in Health and Wellbeing is key to ensuring the engagement of employees and sustaining a culture of high performance. This book is an invaluable guide, offering insight, education and practical resources to HR and Occupational Health professionals. Its holistic approach gets underneath the complex and sensitive matter of managing stress within the workplace and will help organisations proactively plan Wellbeing strategy. Supporting employees in balancing the demands and pressure they face in work and life.’ - Andrea Knight, Human Resources Manager, Microsoft Ltd

’Stress is a significant occupational health & safety issue. Employers have to deal with occupational stress in the same way they would deal with any other health & safety issue; identifying the hazard, assessing the risk and implementing controls. This book provides a valuable and practical guide to employers on how to manage stress within this management framework.’ - Mike Wagland, BT Retail Lead Health & Safety Adviser

’With the cost of stress related absence skyrocketing and an ever increasing Litigious culture emerging from a stressed out, overworked workforce this book will be the foundation upon which many HR and senior management professionals can begin to make sense of and deal with the epidemic which has become known as stress.’ - Tony Urwin , Clinical & Business Development Manager, BUPA Psychological Services
DescriptionThis book will provide a sound understanding of stress management, written in plain English for Managers, HR Professionals, Occupational Health Specialists and consultants. It examines stress from organisational, managerial, and individual perspectives, with many case studies from the public and private sectors.

Contents Introduction
What is Stress? Background and Importance
Stress an Organizational Perspective
Managing Stress of Others
Understanding and Dealing with Stress - an Individual Perspective
Author BiographiesJANE CRANWELL-WARD is Director of the Henley HR Director’s Forum and Programme Director of Open Executive Programmes at Henley Management College, UK. She has studied stress for over twenty years and runs regular workshops for managing stress. She has also conducted a major stress audit for a local authority and is the author of a number of books on stress. She also runs her own consultancy specializing in stress management, leadership, team building, managing change, interpersonal skills and developing managerial effectiveness. Her clients include the NHS, the Cabinet Office, Thames Water, Dixons and Visa International.

ABBEY ALYSSA is an Independent Stress Management Consultant. She has previously worked as a Manager for Corporate Wellbeing Services for BUPA WELLNESS and as a Senior Physiologist. The companies that she has worked with includes BUPA Hospitals, Credit Suisse First Boston, Ernst and Young, Hogg Robinson, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and PriceWaterhouseCoopers