How Do You Help Employees Manage Stress?
It’s not hard to understand why there’s more stress in the workplace now than in the past. Technology has sped up turnaround time, access to information and receipt of payment. More than ever, time is money and quicker work equals more dollars in the bank. But the effects of stress haven’t changed with the times. Consequences from this include more absenteeism, careless errors and even violence in the workplace. Here’s how to help your employees manage their stress. Allow your employees as much control and choice over the work they perform as possible. Nothing causes stress quicker than having a manager constantly breathing down your back. Trust your staff to find efficient ways to get the job done. Offer flexible hours whenever possible. Consider whether it’s absolutely necessary that everyone in the office be present every day during business hours. Encourage your staff to take some time off in the afternoon to exercise, go shopping, read a book or do whatever de-stresses them. Let e