There are three categories of potential stressors: environmental organizational and personal. These are discussed below-
A. Environment Factors: Just as environmental uncertainty influences the design of a organizations structure it also influences stress levels among employees in that organization.
i) Economic uncertainty: Changes in the business cycle create economic uncertainties. When the economy is contracting for example, people become increasingly devious about their job security.
ii) Political uncertainty: Political uncertainties create stress among the employees of the organization. Hartal, Strike etc. cause the political uncertainties.
iii) Technological uncertainty: Technological uncertainties are that type of environmental factor which can cause stress. Because new innovation can make an employees skills and experience absolute in a very short time, computers, robotics, automation and similar forms of technological innovation are a threat to many people and cause them stress.