Navigating Work-Related Stress: Strategies for IT Professionals in the Tech Industry

  • R.V. Suganya Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Assistant Director, Academic Courses, UGC Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M. Vetrivel Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Assistant Director – CDOE, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A. Sri Devi Assistant Professor, Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Keywords: IT Professionals, Work Related Stress, Tech Industry


In the ever-evolving landscape of the technology industry, work-related stress has become an omnipresent challenge for IT professionals. This study aims to empower individuals in the tech sector by providing a comprehensive guide on navigating work-related stress through effective strategies. Recognizing the multifaceted nature of stressors in the tech industry, this research defines clear objectives, including the identification of prevalent stressors, evaluation of coping mechanisms, and the examination of their impact on job satisfaction and mental well-being. Drawing from a thorough review of existing literature, this study leverages the collective wisdom of past research to inform the strategies outlined. The research employs rigorous participant selection techniques to ensure diverse representation across job roles, experience levels, and organizational contexts within the tech sector. Data collection adopts a mixed-method approach, encompassing surveys, interviews, and observational techniques. Ethical considerations are paramount, with strict adherence to informed consent and participant confidentiality. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods are integrated to provide both statistical insights and a profound understanding of the nuanced experiences and perceptions of IT professionals. Comparative analyses are employed to uncover patterns and distinctions across various subgroups within the tech industry. Furthermore, the study suggests a proactive approach to stress management, emphasizing the importance of continuous self-assessment and the utilization of effective stress-coping strategies. It provides recommendations for individuals and organizations to foster a healthier work environment and promote employee well-being. With a longitudinal perspective, the research examines how stress and coping strategies evolve over time in response to industry changes and shifts in work practices. By shedding light on these dynamics, the study equips IT professionals with tools to thrive in the tech industry while managing the challenges of work-related stress effectively. In conclusion, this study serves as a valuable resource for IT professionals, tech organizations, and policymakers alike, offering actionable strategies and insights to alleviate work-related stress and enhance the overall quality of work life in the fast-paced world of technology.

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