Event Title

Relationships between Organizational Change and Employee Stress

Session

Management, Business and Economics

Description

Changes in the business environment and in the enterprise are one of the most common reasons for stress at work, one of the major risk factors for worker safety and health. Resistance is at a lower level if employees are motivated and prepared for change.

This paper focuses on the stress factors that employees must go through in situations where change management is not done through proper leadership and active employee participation in managing this process. The research suggests reducing the resistance of employees within the organization, provided that the changes are the result of environmental research, advance planning, readjustment, adaptation to technological change and by applying and using certain characteristics of enterprise leadership. Any intervention made to bring about change consists in using the most appropriate instruments which must be consistent with the features of the enterprise. Change in one or more organizational factors such as; structure, culture, leadership, job demands, or physical conditions push employees to resist change and cause stress. Stress causes absenteeism, high worker mobility, conflicts at work, in the family, work overload that results in reduced productivity, low morale and job dissatisfaction. The paper attempts to explain the impact of successful implementation of change, the factors that assist the process, employee feedback and stress factors, and measures of implementation and overcoming of stressors. The summarized results allow us to perform appropriate, specific oriented actions to achieve commitment to work and prevent stress.

Keywords:

Change Management, Employee Stress, Resistance to Change

Session Chair

Arta Mulliqi

Session Co-Chair

Muhamet Gërvalla

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

26-10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.369

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Relationships between Organizational Change and Employee Stress

Pristina, Kosovo

Changes in the business environment and in the enterprise are one of the most common reasons for stress at work, one of the major risk factors for worker safety and health. Resistance is at a lower level if employees are motivated and prepared for change.

This paper focuses on the stress factors that employees must go through in situations where change management is not done through proper leadership and active employee participation in managing this process. The research suggests reducing the resistance of employees within the organization, provided that the changes are the result of environmental research, advance planning, readjustment, adaptation to technological change and by applying and using certain characteristics of enterprise leadership. Any intervention made to bring about change consists in using the most appropriate instruments which must be consistent with the features of the enterprise. Change in one or more organizational factors such as; structure, culture, leadership, job demands, or physical conditions push employees to resist change and cause stress. Stress causes absenteeism, high worker mobility, conflicts at work, in the family, work overload that results in reduced productivity, low morale and job dissatisfaction. The paper attempts to explain the impact of successful implementation of change, the factors that assist the process, employee feedback and stress factors, and measures of implementation and overcoming of stressors. The summarized results allow us to perform appropriate, specific oriented actions to achieve commitment to work and prevent stress.