One of the constants of modern life is stress -- and everyone deals with it differently. How does stress affect you at work, and how do you handle it? That's the subject of this BusinessWeek Online Reader Survey, which as always is unscientific, since anyone who wishes to can participate:Would you say that the amount of stress you feel at work these days is:
About the same as usual
Less than usual
More than usual
What's the primary cause of stress you feel at work?
The type of work
The pace of the job
Confrontational/competitive work environment
Concerns about job security
Personal issues that spill over into work
Would you say that, compared with a year ago, your job is:
Has the stress you feel at work affected your health in any way?
If workplace stress has affected your health, in what ways has it? (Choose all that apply)Weight gainWeight lossHigh cholesterolHigh blood pressureChronic minor illnessesDepressionMarital/relationship strifeSubstance abuseOtherWorkplace stress hasn't affected my healthDo you think that your employer understands the extent to which stress does -- or doesn't -- affect you on the job?
Whether your company does or doesn't understand, does it offer advice or training in how to reduce stress?
What are the best ways you've found to reduce stress at work? (Choose all that apply)Exercise moreConcentrate on staying relaxedAvoid overeatingStep away from your workstation at regular intervalsTake days off periodicallyTune out your boss or co-workersWork as hard as possible to do well and make your job more securePsychotherapyJoin a substance abuse programOtherI don't worry about stress at workAre you a:
Do you work for a:
Small company (fewer than 100 employees)
Big company (more than 100 employees)
How much education do you have?
High school degree
High school plus some college