ERIC Number: ED275825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Change and Stress in the Modern Office. FEU/PICKUP. An Occasional Paper.
This report summarizes the findings of a study on stress management training in the modern office. It identifies the training needs arising from the modernization of the office environment and the consequent stress experienced by staff, reflecting both the experience of change and the demands of the information technology (IT) environment. The report is intended as a curriculum resource for designers of PICKUP (Professional, Industrial, and Commercial Updating) courses and for others who wish to provide more training in this area. Section 1 describes the changing office environment and introduction of IT. Section 2 is concerned with the general training needs associated with work in the modern office as identified through research or highlighted in literature. Section 3 discusses the nature of stress at work and proposes a model of stress in the modern office. It then explores the possible design of appropriate stress management programs. In section 4 some of the existing business and office courses are analyzed. The framework of a modern training program related to the management of stress in the modern office is suggested. Appendixes include a list of references, a list of selected recommended texts, an interview schedule, and a questionnaire. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)