Present a Stress Reduction Program


Imagine this scenario. You have been consulted by Juanita’s Bread and Bakery, a company that employs more than 200 employees. Due to the recent economic downturn, the company has made several major changes in the past 2 years. It has added an extra work shift, increased output expectations, redefined worker roles, and carried out three major reorganizational plans.

While the company had hoped to save money, it found that it was just breaking even because of an increase in absenteeism, higher stress based medical complaints, an increase in complaints of work-family conflict, and a resulting increase in insurer provider rates. Therefore, the company has consulted you to propose a stress reduction plan.

The company has reported a large degree of absenteeism, as well as visits to the on-site health care office. The medical staff there notes a high degree of stress-related illness. This company has asked you to propose a stress reduction program.

Prepare an evidence-based PowerPoint presentation to deliver to management that provides the following:

  • Description of work stress and the principles/theories of work stress.
  • General description of sources of stress and specific identification of the sources of stress at Juanita’s Bread and Bakery.
  • General description of outcomes of stress and specific identification of the consequences of stress at Juanita’s Bread and Bakery.
  • Development of a specific plan to deal with at least two key factors of work stress at Juanita’s Bread and Bakery.
  • Assessment of how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your plan to deal with work stress.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 7 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.