Emotional Health in the World of Work

Emotional Health in the World of Work

Emotional Health in the World of Work

Emotional Health in the World of Work

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This book is a guide for the everyday use of executives. It discusses how to begin to understand people, and how to apply that understanding to help those people in a business organization who act in ways which do not meet the demands of reality. It is directed to administrators and to occupational physicians-- those people who have some responsibility for the work and work environment of others--because I have worked with them closely during the past ten years, and I write this in response to their needs. I hope that it will serve administrators directly by increasing their understanding of motivation and thereby prepare them better to help the people who are responsible to them. I hope also that they will find my suggestions for dealing with emotional stress constructive. I direct this to occupational physicians as a medium for their teaching in management education programs.

I conceive of emotional first aid as including not only what a person might do to help another who is upset or disturbed, but also what he might anticipate that could be stressful. In a limited sense, then, it includes prevention of emotional distress.

In order to help a person who is distressed, or to alleviate the pressures of stress situations, the reader will need to know how the personality functions. The first section of this book discusses . . .

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