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Workplace Stress

PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT RESOURCE LIST #69

Revised March 2012

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

“That’s all I can stands, cuz I can’t stands n’more!” – Popeye

Workplace stress is a serious concern for a large organization. It can lead to workers leaving the organization and taking their expertise with them, burnout, or worse: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2005, almost 50% of the organizations employing more than a thousand people experienced some form of workplace violence the year before. Workplace stress also seems to fall particularly hard upon white-collar workers. Even when someone’s stress doesn’t develop into an act of violence, the cloud they carry with them can affect the performance of their workplace.

This webpage lists resources at the NASA HQ library about the incidence of workplace stress at NASA and other places and methods of reducing workplace stress for individuals and organizations. You may also find useful resources in our pages on Corporate Culture, Ethics in the Workplace, Interpersonal Relations and Group Dynamics, Management Communication, and Organizational Change.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

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