Thriving under stress : harnessing demands in the workplace / Thomas W. Britt, PhD, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Clemson University, Steve M. Jex, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 
Understanding the demands of the workplace -- The psychological, physical, and behavioral costs of work demands -- The importance of interpreting work demands as challenges instead of threats -- What sets apart employees who respond well under stress? -- Beyond coping: thriving under work demands -- Positive effects of stress at work -- Personal energy as a critical resource for thriving at work -- How detaching from work restores personal energy -- Failure to thrive at work -- Epilogue: your next steps forward.
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We have all experienced work conditions that tax our ability to cope. Many of us have experienced these demands for long periods of time and have developed psychological, and even physical, problems. Most employees can also recall times when they have dealt with the stress they were under at work, even coming out stronger. What helps employees to perform well and stay healthy under high levels of stress? What are the factors that distinguish those employees? What are the best ways to recover from a stressful day at work? How can employees proactively address stressors they encounter at work, a.