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Workplace Pressure – Effects of Workplace pressure

by Okechukwu Liberty
Workplace Pressure - Effects of Workplace pressure and How to deal with the situation

Workplace Pressure – Effects of Workplace pressure

Now that we know that workplace pressure entails and its causes;

We take a look at the effects (outcome) of workplace pressure that is not dealt with properly.

The outcome/effects of Workplace Pressure

  1. Most people who cannot deal with workplace pressure experience mental and physical breakdown because of how much the excessive pressure has taken a toll on them.
The outcome/effects of Workplace Pressure; mental and physical breakdown

The outcome/effects of Workplace Pressure; mental and physical breakdown

A nervous breakdown (also called a mental breakdown) is a term used to describe a period of extreme mental or emotional stress. The stress is so excessive that the individual is incapable of performing normal day-to-day activities.

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2. Poor work output: Poor output (performance) refers to the failure to execute or to meet reasonable and achievable performance expectations.

The outcome/effects of Workplace Pressure; poor performance

The outcome/effects of Workplace Pressure; poor performance

This can be a result of incapacity due to physical or mental breakdown and anxiety.

 

3. Depression: Depression is a mental or mood disorder that can affect the daily life of an individual. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger. Depression tends to affect people who are in their prime career years and it might last for a lifetime if left unattended or untreated. Note that;

    • Depression is ranked top three workplace problems for employees and professionals, followed only by family crisis and stress.
    • 76% of depression cases are related to female workers.

      76% of depression cases are related to female workers.

      3% of total short term disability days are due to depressive disorders and 76% of depression cases are related to female workers.

 

4. Dishonesty (falsehood): When one is unable to deal with workplace pressure properly, it leads or causes one to tell lies about certain tasks that are unfinished or left undone in order to avoid rebuke or query from the superiors. The unfortunate thing about dishonesty is that it always comes back to bite you where it hurts the most.

Pressure can lead to dishonesty about work performance

Pressure can lead to dishonesty about work performance

 

Next, we look at: How to deal with workplace pressure

 

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