HS 829: Organizational Stress

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with key terms, concepts and research in this area.  As organizations adapt to become competitive in the global market scenario, dealing with change becomes a constant in the lives of most workers.  The second objective is to highlight the nature of change, its consequences to the work force and organizations.  Lastly it will deal with strategies to minimize the negative impact of stress. 

Nature and causes of organizational stress.  Distinguishing between job, occupation, work and organizational stress.  Economic and psycho-social costs of stress to workers and organizations.  The relationship between stress and illness.  Prevention strategies : primary, secondary and tertiary levels of intervention.

Texts/References 

Humphrey, J.H.  Job Stress.  Allyr & Bacon, Needam Heights MA, 1998.   

Ross, R.R. & Altmaire, E.M.  Interventions to Occupational Stress.  Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1994. 

Hindle, Tim.  Reducing Stress.  Dorling Kindersley Publisher, London, 1998. 

Quick, J.C. & Quick, J.D.,  Organizational Stress and Preventive Management.  McGraw Hill, New York, 1984.