Chapter 5. Stress – Why Managers Should Care

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz1,2 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman3
  1. Bengt B. Arnetz1,2

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch5

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Arnetz, B. B. (2006) Stress – Why Managers Should Care, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 3

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154

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Keywords:

  • stress in health and disease;
  • stress at societal level;
  • stress at organizational level;
  • managers;
  • stress – an organizational perspective;
  • organization – a biological entity;
  • optimal organizational stress and slack;
  • organizational stress models;
  • concepts and definitions;
  • work;
  • stress and productivity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stress – An Organizational Perspective

  • Organization – A Biological Entity

  • Drivers of Constant Needs of Organizational Changes

  • Organizational Stressors' Impact on the Bottom Line

  • Optimal Organizational Stress and Slack

  • Organizational Stress Models – Concepts and Definitions

  • Organizational Inefficiency and Organizational Stress

  • Ingredients for Healthy and Productive Work Environments

  • Work, Stress and Productivity

  • Organizational Effectiveness and Perceived Stress

  • Stress Intervention and Implications for Organizational Health and Productivity

  • QWC – Theory, Model and Applicability

    • Introduction to QWC

    • Theoretical Model

    • QWC Development

    • Application of QWC in Organizational Stress and Productivity Studies

      • Organizational and Employee Health Intervention in a Bank

      • Organizational and Employee Health During Organizational Changes

      • Organizational Health, Biological Markers and Productivity

  • Multiorganizational Assessments of Organizational and Employee Well-Being

  • Leadership and Employee Job Satisfaction and Organizational Performance

  • Implementation of Productive and Healthy Work Practices

  • References