Managing Workplace Stress in a Dynamic Environment: PDF OnlyManaging Workplace Stress in a Dynamic EnvironmentAnderson, Peggy PhD1; Pulich, Marcia PhD2Author Information 1Professor; Human Resource Management 2Professor; Human Resource Management; College of Business and Economics; University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Whitewater, Wisconsin The Health Care Manager: March 2001 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 - p 1-10 Buy Abstract Workplace stress can be either positive or negative. While positive stress is desirable for a variety of reasons, negative stress is not. In fact, the latter can result in dysfunctional consequences for health care organizations due to altered behavior such as increased absenteeism, changes in work habits, and job burnout. Management can intervene to reverse the effects of negative stress. Some actions include proper job design, ongoing communication with employees, team building, and use of a group coordinator. ©2001Aspen Publishers, Inc.