What Makes a Good Employee

593 WordsFeb 18, 20182 Pages
I believe that instructors and employers need people who are healthy, relaxed, and well-organized. Healthy employees/students are able to perform at their highest levels, have good attendance, and have few health ailments than the unhealthy individuals. Stress can impact workplace productivity. So what is stress? According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, stress is defined as the body’s response to a threat or demand arising from a new or changing situation. Persistent stress on the body can result in irreversible mental and/or physical harm. Some forms of stress are good, and keep you mentally tested; however long-term or chronic stress will eventually harm you in the future. According to helpguide.org, “chronic stress interrupts nearly every system in your body. “It can raise blood pressure, destroy the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute infertility, and speed up the aging process.” (helpguide.org). It may begin to affect your work performance and will most likely transition into your personal life. Stress is a normal part of life, and there are two different types of stress: Positive Stress and Negative Stress. You might experience stress at work, school, or even at home, and you may feel like there isn’t a way to avoid it. Positive stress is a productive stress that gives you the strength to complete a task (Weaver, 2006). According to Janet DiPietro, a developmental psychologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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