Stress in the Workplace - Cloze

Jane Wescombe
Activity set by: Jane Wescombe

First, do these activities: Vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.

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Stress in the
Do you suffer from stress at work?
Too much stress is recognised as having a negative impact, not only on the employee, but also on the employer. A stressed worker doesn’t work to full capacity resulting in lower productivity and ultimately in less money being made.
However, short periods of stress can actually out the best in you. It can create a feeling of excitement, and can also creativity. A week of successfully working a tight deadline with your colleagues helps make you feel part of the team, one of the guys. It can be a great motivator.
When you’re feeling the pressure and you’re under the workload though, stress can seriously affect health causing problems such as anxiety, depression, heart problems, back pain, headaches or even worse, migraines. All of this leads to greater which is the last thing a money making organisation wishes to face.
One of the causes of stress has been identified as time management. Workers need to know how to . They also need to know how long they are expected to spend on each and how long they will really have to spend on each task, which may be two different things.
of communication can also be a major cause of stress. This could be between individual employees or between and subordinates. Failure to communicate properly can cause conflict and do serious to companies.
Poor management is an obvious cause of stress. If the manager doesn’t lead his / her well, the ship is going to sink! The manager needs to be capable of defining objectives, of communicating the company’s needs to its workers and of giving the employees the to reach these goals.
So, what can you do if you find your work up, the boss breathing down your and stress pouring out of your ears? A few years ago the answer would have been to get on The Net and start looking for a new job, but that’s not really an option for most of us at this point in time, so the advice is to the best of a bad job.
First of all, identify what you can change, for example you are responsible for what you eat, so make sure you choose the healthy option. Don’t go for fast food, try to eat salads, and buy fruit to snack on. Get into by walking as much as you can even if it’s only taking the stairs instead of the lift.
Check and check what you have to do on each task with your boss. Try to get confirmation in writing of what you’ve been asked to do and with the time clearly stated so that what is required of you is communicated as clearly as possible.
Know yourself. If you get hungy in the afternoon make sure you’ve got a snack . If you’ve found yourself short of time on a project before then make sure you yourself better the next time.
, don’t forget a sense of humour and common sense are two things that cost nothing, but are priceless and are needed in every .