Frustration at Work – dealing with it.

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Contributor: Odinekachukwu Ishicheli

It is not surprising to see someone lose their cool at work, or even turn vicious; why? Sam Klarreich a psychologist in his explanation of the reason to Globe and Mail newspaper made clear that it might actually not be caused by stress but caused by employees feeling they have not been treated well, he described it as “they are being asked to sell their souls at work and then discover the payoff is not proportionate to what they have given”. He went further to advice that keeping anger for long is “a very unhealthy emotion” that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

His solution to dealing with such situation

To employees: learn to accept frustrations and sit down with employers to calmly discuss how much work can be realistically done by them  

To employers: be alert to employees who seem to exhausted; give them added help, relieve them of some of their burden, or suggest that they take a day off.

 

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