What job conditions lead to stress?
These are examples of job conditions that could lead to increased stress for employees.
- Task design. This includes heavy workloads, infrequent rest breaks, long hours, shift work, and tasks that provide little sense of control.
- Management style. Lack of participation by workers in decision-making, poor communication, and a lack of family-friendly policies can contribute to stress.
- Interpersonal relationships. Poor social environment and lack of support or help from coworkers and supervisors increase stress.
- Work roles. Conflicting or uncertain job expectations, too much responsibility, or having too many "hats to wear" has an impact on employees.
- Career concerns. Job insecurity and lack of opportunity for growth and advancement play a major role in creating stress.
- Environmental conditions. Stress is also associated with dangerous physical work conditions.