Scaling Study

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Scaling Study

The main question that leads the research conducted this week is how employees cope with stress in the workplace and how it influence their lifestyle and company they work for? Stress is an integral part of everybody's life; life in general that can be influenced based on the level of stress as well as life in the workplace. More and more we have tendency to spend extra long hours at work, and therefore begin to have less time for everything else. Stressed employees usually develop a feeling of disappointment and consequently produce less. Stress can become a negative influence on social and family relationships and cause mental exhaustion taking toll on individual's health. It is an important topic as individuals and organizations need to recognize stress as a problem.

In preparation for this research I developed a questionnaire that addressed factors which are associated with stress in the workplace.

The following questions were included in the questionnaire: Is stress present at your workplace? What is the cause of stress at your workplace? Is stress level related to gender? Is the company involved in teaching about stress management techniques? Who is responsible for implementation of stress management techniques? Through these questions and following answers from responders, I was hoping to determine if stress is recognized and poses a problem to employees. If stress is recognized in the workplace, management can appropriately act in the effort to reduce it. As a result of such intervention employees can benefit from it in a various ways. It can not only improve production in the organization, but also improve person's health and benefit social and family relationships.

My research included a sample size of 10 people, arbitrarily selected from my closest friends and family. The aim of the study was to examine presence...