The following conditions have been listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which may cause stress at the workplace.
The Design of Tasks
- Heavy workload;
- Infrequent rest breaks;
- long work hours and shift-work; and
- Hectic and routine tasks that have little inherent meaning, do not utilize workers’ skills, and provide little sense of control.
- Lack of participation by workers in decision- making;
- Poor communication in the organization; and
- Lack of family-friendly policies.
- Poor social environment and lack of support or help from coworkers and supervisors.
- Conflicting or uncertain job expectations;
- Too much responsibility; and
- Too many “hats to wear.”
- Job insecurity and lack of opportunity for growth, advancement, or promotion; and
- Rapid changes for which workers are unprepared.
- Unpleasant or dangerous physical conditions, such as crowding, noise, air pollution, or ergonomic problems.