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Organizational Stress And Its Impact On Work Performance


  • Bucurean Mirela

    () (Universitatea din Oradea, Facultatea de Stiinte Economice)

  • Costin Madalina - Adriana

    () (Universitatea din Oradea, Facultatea de Stiinte Economice)


Nowadays, in times of economic crisis, most managers or entrepreneurs have to cope with a lot of new job challenges which can easily transform into stressors. Work related stress is of growing concern because it has significant economic implications for the organization. Even if some stress is a normal part of life, excessive stress can influence one's productivity, health and emotions and it has to be taken under control. When people lose confidence, they refuse to take responsibilities, they get quickly irritated, they are unsatisfied of their job, their performance will be very low and the organization will be in danger. Fortunately, most managers and entrepreneurs know which stress main symptoms are and have the necessary knowledge for managing and reducing it before it can affect employees' daily work. Stress can have an impact both on the organizational welfare and on personal behavior of supervisors or employees, that's why, the ability of managing it can make the difference between job's success or failure. The purpose of this paper is to study Romanian managers and entrepreneurs from Bihor County's perception regarding the stress phenomenon, if they feel that they are affected by stress, if they promote some methods to reduce it and if they consider that stress can influence the organizational performance. As a research method we used an online questionnaire, applied to a number of 75 managers and entrepreneurs that represent the target group of the project \\\\\\\"Flexibility and performance through management\\\\\\\", project financed by the European Social Fund - \\\\\\\"Invest in people\\\\\\\". Each participant had to answer a number of 35 questions regarding stress and the results will be presented in this paper. The main conclusion is that, even if job itself is seen as a stressor, there are other important factors that can produce stress such as: family problems, personal problems or social problems.

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  • Bucurean Mirela & Costin Madalina - Adriana, 2011. "Organizational Stress And Its Impact On Work Performance," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(special), pages 333-337, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:special:p:333-337

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    organizational stress; impact; managers; entrepreneurs; work performance;

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    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management


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