Potential sources, impact and mitigation of stress in the workplace: A review and preliminary case of DB thermal

Angeliki Douvaras, Wilfred I. Ukpere

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The objective of this paper was to investigate the causes of stress in an organisation, and its effects on individuals in the organisations, in order to propose mechanisms of mitigating stress in the workplace. Data was obtained through literatures that were reviewed as well as through a stress questionnaire, from the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), which was handed out to the procurement department in DB Thermal. An interview that was conducted with the Head of the Procurement department. The findings reveals that stress is a major issue in the workplace, hence, organisations should strive to combat it to a manageable degree, so that employees are not adversely affected. Some ameliorating mechanisms such as employee wellness programmes, stress management programs, counselling, and social support systems have been proposed to address the problems of stress at DB Thermal and any organisation. However, it should kept in mind that stress cannot be eradicated to a zero base. Some element of it is required in order to stay motivated and develop a drive towards personal and organisational goal attainment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-508
Number of pages9
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Conflict
  • Counselling
  • Employee wellness
  • Management
  • Organisation
  • Perceptions
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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