I looked at my husband and said, "I am teaching stress management" because that's what a lot of management does - creates stress.
The textbook says people get pressure conform and perform. I explained to my class that psychologists love catchy phrases. It is true that managers are, by nature, driven to exert pressure to conform and perform and are therefore responsible for much of the stress experienced by their teams.
My question for the day is this: If the role of the manager were not to create stress, what would it be?