Being involved in a relationship involving conflict is difficult. It doesn’t matter whether it is a personal or workplace relationship – it is never pleasant. In these relationships, even the most casual interactions can trigger a stress reaction.
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If you don’t experience even a little stress when you walk into a courtroom, you are either the lawyer who has loves to litigate, or you have just said, “All rise,” for the fourteenth time that day. For the rest of us stress is almost an automatic reaction when thinking about appearing in front of the judge, even when it is not the first time. The uncertainty, the formality of the court room, how can divorce court be anything but stressful? (more…)
A recent study by Linda Waite, PhD with the University of Chicago Department of Sociology, asserts that divorce has a profound negative impact on the health of those whose marriage ends – just as the death of a spouse has on the surviving spouse.
An interesting lawsuit in Chicago serves as an example of the negative side of litigation: cost, time, emotional toll, and lack of control. It seems more likely that all sides would win through mediation.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago condominium owner, Mary Jo Stevens, who has a long history of debilitating panic attacks, has found great relief through the use and constant companionship of a 10-pound therapeutic dog named Boo. She reports that in the 14 months she has owned Boo her panic attacks have decreased from multiple times a week to about once a week. (more…)
Stressed and conflict-involved employees cost employers millions of dollars a year, and perhaps one of the biggest workplace costs is not absenteeism, but the loss of productivity as a result of distracted employees: Employees who are stressed and distracted by unresolved personal problems, employees who are experiencing conflicts (more…)
Conflict is expensive. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, conflict is expensive.
There has been much discussion about the the recent TSA airport security changes – or the “enhanced” pat down and the full body scanner. As a result of the new security procedures there has been an backlash against the TSA and the employees on the front lines who are implementing the new policies.
There continues to be outrage against the procedures and (more…)
There is a lot of talk these days about employee stress. Employees report feeling overwhelmed with higher employer expectations for less pay. The news is full of headlines about long-term unemployment, and most have either experienced unemployment recently or know someone who has. It is reasonable to assume that current economic conditions increase stress experienced in the workplace. (more…)