1.3 Identify and Analyse Potential Emotional Stressors in the Workplace

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1.3 Identify and Analyse Potential Emotional Stressors in the Workplace

It is important to identify emotional stressors in the workplace. These are what trigger your stress and other negative emotions such as anger and sadness. If stress is becoming a problem for you and your team members, you may need to take action to reduce this. Too much stress reduces emotional intelligence, which negatively impacts your leadership capabilities. 

A certain amount of stress is normal, but the main culprits of severe work-related stress are the following:

  1. Deadlines
  2. Interpersonal conflicts
  3. Staff management
  4. Dealing with too many issues and problems

Not everything in the workplace can be controlled, but that does not mean there is nothing you can do. It is about finding ways to manage workplace stress, not about making huge changes or rethinking your ambitions. The only thing you can have constant control over is yourself, so focus on that.

Some symptoms, both physical and psychological, of chronic stress are:

Even if a job has become increasingly stressful, you can retain a large measure of self-control and self-confidence by understanding and practising emotional intelligence. When it comes to work satisfaction and success, it matters just as much as intellectual ability. Emotional intelligence is about communicating with others effectively, overcoming differences and defusing tension and stress.