Our routine work pressures are completely compounded by the constant news streams foreclosures and layoffs along with our current troubled economy, this means that employees are now feeling the effect of anxiety and stress far more and frequent than ever before. With these scenario going around, it is a perfect time for the employers to take an initiative towards reducing stress at work and keep it as their a top priority.
1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE
To reduce workplace stress, it is extremely essential for the managers that they lead the employees with good examples. If in case, you’re a leader it is essential that you know the importance of keeping a lid on your own emotions; and not letting the negativity, anger, or stress rub off on your workforce. Always practice what you preach and make it certain that sure that you de-stress yourself at the end day, either by joining a gym, going for a run or either socializing with family or friends.
2. OPEN DOOR COMMUNICATION
You’d be surprised to know the amount of stress that arises from a lack of communication. A lot of people aren’t stressed by the work they’re accomplishing, but by the uncertainty concerning the project as a whole—or by the work of those they’re partnering with. Supporting employees to approach their leadership teams and supervisors with concerns and questions help to ease that uncertainty. Also, it provides an effective method for voicing frustrations as well as getting questions answered.
3. ALLOW REMOTE WORKING AND FLEXI-TIME
Two enormous sources of stress at workplace are the lack of control over daily tasks and work-life balance. Empowering employees to set their own schedules addressed both of those common stressors. When employees are given the opportunity to choose their schedules, they’ll set a schedule that balances with their personal lives. For example, dropping kids off at 8 a.m.? The workday starts at 8:15. No problem.