Managing Employee Stress at Work

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Managing Employee Stress at Work

As a manager, how should you deal with employees stress in the workplace? Thanks for your inputs...

  John Evans, UK
 

What is Employee Stress? Description

Stress is the response of people to unreasonable / excessive pressure or demands placed on them.
Stress is not always negative. It may also bring out the best in individuals at times. It may induce an individual to discover innovative and smarter way of doing things.
But usually, the term stress has a negative implications.

  Gene Evans, UK
 

Causes / Sources of Employee Stress: Stress Factors

Obviously, the best way to deal with work stress would depend on what's causing it. There are several ~categories of stress factors you may want to consider:
A. ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS. For example:
- Rigid, centralized or formal organization structure
- Low degree of participation in decision-making
- Excessive control over the employees by a manager
- Conflicting goals
- Ambiguous goals
- Ineffective communication
- Peer pressure
- Poor opportunities for advancement
- Discrimination in pay / salary structure
- Strict rules and regulations
- etc.
B. JOB-RELATED FACTORS. For example:
- Monotonous nature of work
- Unhealthy working conditions
- Dangerous working conditions
- Lack of confidentiality
C. EXTRA-ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS. For example:
- Economic crisis
- Inflation
- Technological change
- Social changes
D. INDIVIDUAL FACTORS. For example:
- Conflicting / not understanding / inability to comply with expectations from family members, peer, superior and subordinates have from the employee.
- Certain personality traits such as being impatient, aggressive, rigid, feeling time pressure, etc.
- Family issues, personal problems, financial problems, changes.
Hope this helps you to get started.

  Myriam Baaten
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

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