Trade Union Labour Institute

Causes of stress in companies the nature of each job requires a greater or lesser amount of resources to workers, regardless of their individual differences. Some jobs require haste, immediacy, others require precision, accuracy, others require a great physical effort, others a great mental effort, others a great responsibility, because the consequences of an error can be vital, etc. All of this may generate stress in the Organization through what is known as psychosocial risks. According to the Trade Union Labour Institute, Ambiente y Salud (ISTAS) psychosocial risks hurt workers, causing stress and health, long term, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, gastrointestinal, dermatological, endocrine diseases, Musculoskeletal and mental. They are the result of poor conditions of work, specifically a poor work organization. Add to your understanding with CBS. How can we identify these psychosocial risks? 1 Excessive demands psychological: when it must work fast or irregularly, when the job requires that we bury the feelings, shut up opinion, make decisions difficult and quickly; 2. Lack of influence and development: When do not have margin of autonomy in the form of our tasks when the job does not give possibilities to apply our skills and knowledge or is meaningless for us, when we can not adapt schedule to family needs, or we can’t decide when doing a break; 3.

Lack of support and quality of leadership: when work is isolated, without support of superiors or colleagues in carrying out the work, with ill-defined tasks or adequate information and time; 4 Little compensation: when it’s missing respect, raises the contractual uncertainty, post changes occur or service against our will, is given a raw deal, or unrecognized work, the salary is very low, etc. 5. The double presence: the household and family work involves everyday demands which must be assumed simultaneously to the paid labour. The Organization of work in the company can prevent the compatibilization of both works, despite having tools and rules for the conciliation of work and family life.

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