The field of Organizational Psychology and Occupational Stress is complex and multifaceted. Many efforts have been made by several authors to write books that would have assisted employees in becoming more satisfied, relaxed and thus happier with their work, but such a result seems difficult and complicated to achieve.
In The Spartan [email protected], the authors approach the research of Organizational Psychology and Occupational Stress from a fresh and different perspective. It compares the modern work environment with the features and way of life of the famous Greek Spartan warriors. Spartan warriors embraced a unique lifestyle which made them become more resilient, engaged, committed and efficient in their everyday lives, both in times of peace and war. The book proposes that in an increasingly demanding work environment, such an approach would be very beneficial for workers who want and need to learn how to become more resilient and thus remain unaffected from the daily stresses of modern life. This book dedicates itself to explaining in detail the mechanisms through which occupational stress negatively affects our lives as well as in proposing techniques that will help individuals to enhance their coping skills in dealing with stress.
This book will appeal to a broad range of professionals looking to understand and reduce the occurrence of occupational stress with its playful style, which is nevertheless grounded in scientific literature and research.
Table of Contents
1. The Philosophy of Spartan Lifestyle
2. The Spartan Warrior
3. Grasping the Concept of Stress
4. The Modern [email protected] Terrain
5. The Occupational Stress Arena
6. Becoming a Spartan [email protected]
7. The [email protected]'s Coping Techniques
8. Never Give Up! Keep Advancing
9. Epilogue: Rescue Mission: Help others Become Spartan [email protected]
Konstantinos Perrotis is an Organizational Psychologist and Business Consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Management with High Distinctions, from the American University of Greece, Deree. He was awarded his PhD by Lancaster University, with a thesis on Organizational Health and Wellbeing. Dr. Perrotis acts as a Business Psychology consultant for a number of companies on matters of Recruitment, Human Resources Management, Occupational Stress, Productivity, Leadership, Motivation and other relevant topics.
Cary L. Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He is the President of the CIPD, President of the British Academy of Management, President of RELATE and President of the Institute of Welfare. He was knighted by the Queen in 2014 for his contribution to the social sciences.
'These authors, masters of stress and wellbeing, frame modern science in the context of the Spartan Warrior in ancient Greece. This book teaches the arts of self-mastery, strength, fitness, and simplicity that were the virtues of the feared Spartans.' — James Campbell Quick, John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA and Professor, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK
'A fine, useful, brief and effortlessly readable book, full of meaning, imparting distilled knowledge of the basic human life skills that bring the wisdom and sense of well-being that Aristotle had described as "eudaimonia".' — Professor George P. Chrousos, Stress expert