Work Stress and Its Effect on Performance
The human being is exposed to different stresses whether in structured or unstructured environment. Among these stresses is work stress which means the difficult situations and conditions that one is exposed to in his place of work. The goals of this study are to investigate the causes and sources for work stress and putting recommendation to support positive aspects and lessen negative aspects to reduce stress. Five Libyan building and maintenance companies were selected as study place, questionnaires were distributed on random samples from workers in these companies. This study found that highest source for stress in the work place is the lack of cooperation and harmony. According to our results, It has been put some recommendations, such as more care should be dedicated to selection; hiring of workers to match skills and experience with job requirement; relationships in the work place should be improved and enhanced through giving workers chances to participate with their own ideas and opinions in the decision making process; social relationships among workers should be built equal; opportunities should be given promotion and team spirit and cooperation should be the prevalent in the work place in order to build trust and cooperation.
Work Stress, Workers Behavior, Sources of Stress, Performance
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