Re: Tech writing and stress

Subject: Re: Tech writing and stress
From: TRACY BOYINGTON <trlyboyi -at- GENESIS -dot- ODVTE -dot- STATE -dot- OK -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:18:46 +0000

I remember seeing a list of stressful jobs many years ago. Number 2
on the list was secretary. High responsibility, low authority, little

John Gear wrote:

> I think this overlooks most of the research about stress in the workplace.
> If I recall correctly, the most widely accepted model of workplace stress
> suggests that some of the major stressors are

> Too little autonomy (not enough choice about how to do the job)
> Too little role clarity
> Your role not considered important in the organization (too little
> respect)
> Little or no influence over the final product
> No sense of completion (you don't get to participate in the whole
> you just put the nut on as the thing goes by)

Tracy Boyington
Technical Communication Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma

I never express opinions, but if one slips out, it belongs
to me and not ODVTE.

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