Stress Management Study Shows Differing Views on What Causes Stress in Workplace

?Leaders at work can greatly increase employee productivity by encouraging effective stress relief programs in the workplace.

Scottsdale, AZ, United States – August 6th, 2014 /PressCable/

Scottsdale, Arizona (August 5, 2014) – Human resources consultancy firm Towers Watson recently released a

study proving that in the workplace, managers and employees have differing

views on what causes stress and what stress relief programs should be implemented.

According to the study, managers

identify sources of stress as a lack of work/life balance, inadequacies in

staffing, and extended technology pervading into the managers' personal lives. Employees,

on the other hand, see staffing inadequacies, low salaries or low salary

increases, and unclear expectations at work as the roots of their stress at work.

Earl Garrett, spokesperson for, an online resource on stress management and

stress relievers, expressed agreement with the outcome of the Towers Watson study.

“It's natural for managers

and rank-and-file employees to see stress differently,” Garrett said.

“After all, these two groups occupy different spheres in the workplace.”

Garrett also agrees with the

proposals Towers Watson made through their study, that the managers in the

workplace should make conscious strides towards recognizing sources of stress

in their employees rather than focusing on their own views on stress. All levels

of management should learn how to recognize stress in the ranks and to actively

promote effective programs that will reduce stress in the workplace.

Additionally, Garrett suggests

working on stress relief on the individual level. “Ultimately, it's all

about how the individual employee copes with stress they face at work,” he said.

Garrett states the best way to

fight against stress is to focus on personal health and well-being. This includes

getting the right nutrition and exercise, developing a can-do attitude, and

spending ample me-time pursuing personal hobbies and interests.

“People who put some effort

in taking care of themselves are more capable of dealing with whatever stress

that comes their way, no matter how difficult it gets,” Garret said. is an

online comprehensive resource on stress

and stress management techniques. For more information, please email Earl Garrett at or visit

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