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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Jai
dc.contributor.authorDu Plessis, Andries
dc.contributor.authorOldfield, James D.
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on stress during restructuring in a tertiary institution in New Zealand. Although a certain amount of stress can enhance a person’s performance, too much stress can have a reverse impact on a person’s health resulting in lower productivity. Therefore the aim of this research is to determine the impact of stress on staff effectiveness and productivity; thus determining if stress was experienced within an organisation that is currently undergoing restructuring. A quantitative research method was adopted to collect data from a large sample of participants. Surveys were carried out to determine the impact of stress and how to minimise the impact. The survey was distributed electronically to 291 participants comprising staff from “Faculty A” at a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) in Auckland and the response rate was 20.3%. The findings of the study demonstrate high positive results with regard to factors that cause stress within organisations during organisational restructuring. This indicates that stress was not managed up to staff expectations during the restructuring at the chosen TEO and the impact was more severe than expected.en_NZ
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dc.subjectorganisational effectivenessen_NZ
dc.titleThe impact of stress during restructuring in a tertiary institutionen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderJai Singh, Andries du Plessis and James Oldfielden_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150305 Human Resources Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSingh, J., du Plessis, A., & Oldfield, J. (2010, October). The impact of stress during restructuring in a tertiary institution. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference, Hamilton.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.title14th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgWaikato Management Schoolen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaAccounting and Finance

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