Everyone is subject to pressure at work and in their personal life. Pressure in itself is not always negative — many employees are most productive when they have deadlines to meet. However, sometimes an individual is subjected to a degree of pressure, from whatever source, that exhausts their capacity to cope and starts threatening their well-being and work performance. When the pressure becomes intolerable to this degree, stress becomes a management issue.
You should take a sympathetic and positive approach to employees who show signs of stress and work with them to identify the factors contributing to their stress and ways in which stress levels can be reduced.
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