Strategic Stress Management
An Organizational Approach

By Valerie Sutherland and Cary Cooper
April 2000
Macmillan UK
ISBN: 0333774876
272 pages
$57.50 hardcover


'This is a book that I shall certainly be using more than once. It should be read and re-read by those managers and practitioners who determine policy and develop the organisational processes that will allow us to function in an acceptable working environment. It is an excellent book looking at stress management from the right perspective.' - Strategy

'This book not only examines what stress is, but underlines some of the ways it can be combatted and prevented. An insightful evaluation, which is of great use in today's stressful working environment, it will strike a cord with everyone.' - Business Age

Stress has recently overtaken the common cold as the most common cause of sick leave in many European countries and is a major cause of concern for companies worldwide. Why then do most of the 'Coping with Stress' texts to be found in bookshops consider this a problem only to be tackled by the Individual ? Strategic Stress Management is different, it shows how companies can boost performance by adopting integrated organizational strategies to identify and reduce stress in their employees.

Including practical advice on how to conduct a stress audit and how to target stress 'hot spots' with an organization, Strategic Stress Management provides a fresh strategic model for the manager concerned with the negative effects stress can have both on company performance and the quality of life of individuals at work. This is the latest book from best-selling stress management author, Cary Cooper, and will be eagerly awaited by HR Directors, Organizational Consultants. Occupational Psychologists, Managing Directors and all managers who wish to work with healthy, stable and productive staff.

Contents:
Change and the Need for Change
Stress and the Law
What is Stress ?
The Nature of Stress: Organizational Hot Spots
Stress and New Technology
Conducting a Stress Audit
Options for the Management of Stress: An Organizational Approach

Author Biographies:
VALERIE SUTHERLAND is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, currently working as an independent Consultant in Alberta, Canada. She was previously Director of the Centre for Business Psychology, Manchester School of Management, UMIST, UK.

CARY COOPER is BUPA Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester School of Management, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and President of the British Academy of Management. His is author of over 80 books, a frequent contributor to the national and international press and is widely regarded as Europe's leading stress management expert.

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