Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Enhancing workers’ performance under stress: Implication for stress inoculation therapy
Author(s): OJO Funmilayo Yemi
Abstract: This review presents evidence for the effectiveness of Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT) in reducing work-related stress in workplace. Stress is what we feel when we have to respond to a demand on our energy. Stress is a natural part of life, and occurs whenever there are significant changes in our lives, whether positive or negative. An increasing number of employers are becoming aware of the adverse effects that stress can have on an employee’s performance and are offering different programs to help employees manage their lives. Stress management will reduce effects of stress on employees and thereby lead to increase in productivity and eventually high turnover for the organization. SIT has proved to increase workplace performance, as well as improve employee loyalty and retention in the long run. It is concluded that employers and employees should explore the knowledge of SIT to reduce and/or prevent stress in work environment.