This paper analyses stress endangerment in a selected unit of the Ljubljana Social Work Centre. Such an organisation as well as its employees often set goals that are too high, resulting in unbearable stress, which is dangerous to people’s health. The way in which an individual feels stress depends on their physical and mental fitness.
The aim of the paper was to examine the field of stress and conduct a research to determine to what extent the employees of the selected organisation suffer from stress. Different work methods were used in preparing this paper. The theoretical part uses the method of reviewing Slovenian and foreign literature, along with sources covering the field of stress, its causes and consequences as well as stress management on a personal and organisational level. On the other hand, surveying method was used in the empirical part.
The research showed that the employees of the selected unit of the Ljubljana Social Work Centre – Šiška are under severe stress. According to the results, all employees are equally subject to stress, regardless of their gender, age, education and length of service.
The organisation should organise for its employees different lectures and workshops providing help on managing stress at the workplace; moreover, it should provide help to the employees with a higher degree of stress endangerment in detecting the causes for stress and suggest improvements. The organisation should also encourage its employees to be physically active and use relaxation techniques, which could help reduce their stress endangerment.