The experience of stress and how it manifests itself will vary from individual to individual. Reactions to stress will depend on a number of factors, such as predetermined genetic dispositions, the environment, personality, culture and so on. Some symptoms of stress in the workplace may be evident to others, whereas some may not. The most appropriate solutions and interventions required to deal with stress will also be person-and situation-dependent. The two case studies in this tool explore these variations.
Use this tool to raise personal and group awareness as part of the initial stages of a stress management programme.
- To help individuals to appreciate some of the different factors that can contribute to feelings of stress, how it might become evident in the workplace and to begin to explore what action can be taken to manage it.