Managing Stress During Economic Recession and Post Recession: A Guide for Human Resource Managers

By A. S. Jim Sethi.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This article proposes a model of “Strategic Self-Re-engineering (SSR) for dealing with self-transformation process to enhance employees’ competence in coping with workplace stress and burnout in a changing global world. Seven strategic coping tools are proposed at the individual level including strategic value analysis and goal setting, strategic relaxation, mindfulness, physical activity, nutrition strategy, sleep strategy, and balancing work and leisure time. Seven leadership strategies are recommended at the organizational level, including developing corporate vision and direction for excellence, effective communications and teamwork strategies, dynamic information technology management, developing empowering organizational culture, positive social support strategy, empowering strategic change management, and managing power, politics and ethics.

Keywords: Stress, Strategic Self-Reengineering, HR Roles and Leadership, See Appendix 1 for definition of key terms used in this article

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp.1-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.544MB).

Dr. A. S. Jim Sethi

Professor of Business and HRM, Business and Technology, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana, USA

Professor Jim Sethi specializes in Industrial Relations and International Management. A graduate of University of Wisconsin [Master’s level] and University of Manchester [UK] at doctorate level. His past work titles include CEO, Industrial Relations Institute, Ottawa; Labor Economist, Statistics Canada, Professor of Health Administration, University of Ottawa. He current is employed full time as Professor of Business. Dr. Sethi is chief editor of Journal of Comparative Sociology and Ethics and is author or co-author of several books including: Collective Bargaining in Canada, Advances in IR in USA, HRM in UK, Strategic Management of Technostress, Self-Magic: Converting Stress into Personal Excellence; and Strategic Team Leadership For Transforming Workplace Stress into Organizational Excellence.

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