Abstract This paper examines mental and physical pressures that workers bear at work. The authors discuss how onthe-job stress affects a person’s capabilities and productivity, and how such pressures lend to higher incidences of accidents at work. The paper also discuses methods of reducing job-related stress and increasing productivity.
An intervention was conducted amongst workers in a private firm. It shows mental and emotional pressure can affect performance and productivity of a worker on the job. One of the biggest influences of today’s worker is onthe-job stress. Job stress occurs when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. This consequently affects how a person would normally deal with customer service problems, grievances, violence, conflict, and decisions on the job. Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life, and is therefore a distinct part of a person’s job. To properly control the outcome of stress, there are certain precautions and methods that should be taken that will boost productivity