Occupational Stress: A Junior Manager's Predicament

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This case study was compiled from generalized experience of the author, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

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Case Code : HROB107 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 100;
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Stress Management/ Functional & Dysfunctional Stress/ Conflict
Case Length : 06 Pages
Period : -
Organization : -
Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : India
Industry : Pharmaceutical


This case study is about a young executive who had donned the mantle of a first-line manager for the first time after having successfully worked as a sales representative for more than five years.

Within a year of joining the new company, he found the pressures of the job and the new life overwhelming.

The case study explores in detail the under-lying reasons that have resulted in such a situation.


Understand the issue of job stress and stress management, viz. sources of stress, manifestation of stress, burn out, etc.

Understand the issues and challenges in managing stress in an organization.

Understand the sources of conflict (intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational) and managing conflict.


Stress, Stress management, Job stress, Occupational stress, Team, Conflict, Stress-related disorder, Results, Pharmaceutical, Change, Management

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