deepstash

Beta

How Great Managers Can Help Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

https://inside.6q.io/reduce-stress-in-the-workplace/

inside.6q.io

How Great Managers Can Help Reduce Stress in the Workplace
As a great manager, you can reduce stress in the workplace by creating a healthy workplace environment. A healthy workplace environment is ideal when it comes to maintaining a positive outcome in a stressful atmosphere.

6

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Workplace Recognition

Employees that feel they have a positive personal rapport with their management are more likely to be engaged and feel more appreciated when they or their work gets noticed.

130 SAVES


Encourage Employees To Move Their Bodies

To reduce stress in the workplace and increase focus and clarity, encourage your team members to do some physical activity. Physical activity such as yoga and running is also a good way for ...

102 SAVES


Offer a Flexible Work Environment

Allow your team members flexibility by not monitoring them often, if their work is completed by specific deadlines. Remember that salary is not everything.

Letting go of rigid work ...

98 SAVES


Set Clear Goals For Your Team Members

With clear goals, your team doesn't have to think about what their initial task was supposed to be. It gets them going and focus on the important task at hand, instead of doing it their way, whi...

100 SAVES


Work And Stress

Excessive stress can interfere with your employees' productivity and performance and can also impact their physical and emotional health. This will then eventually affect relationships among...

106 SAVES


Common Sources Of Work Stress

  • Poor balance of personal and work lives
  • Job insecurity
  • Low salaries,
  • Excessive workloads,
  • Poor peer support,
  • Limited prospects for growth or advancement...

134 SAVES


SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Be a Source Of Knowledge

A boss who’s focused on improving their managerial skills is the kind that workers will respect—and want to emulate. Stay abreast of management trends so you can continue to bring out the be...

Work Together On Deadlines

Some managers accept or create unreasonable expectations on performance without checking in with their workers, thus causing stress.

A good manager should talk to their employees and ensure expectations are well thought out and feasible before being defined.

Stop Micromanaging

Some leaders get too deep in the details around how the actual work gets implemented, but implementation belongs to the employee.

Provide accessible and regular oversight for the work to be produced—but don’t micromanage our produce it yourself.

3 more ideas

Questions To Help You Delegate

  • As a manager, what tasks am I doing that I was doing before my promotion?
  • What tasks would I delegate to a member of an ideal team?
  • What team members have the capacity to learn...

Effects Of Stress In The Workplace

  • Poor physical health
  • Personal avoidance
  • A decrease in information sharing
  • Bad mouthing the company
  • Quitting
  • Excessive defensiveness
  • Social conflicts 

How To Decrease a Manager’s Stress

  • Being vulnerable
  • Delegating
  • Having clear goals and evaluation parameters

Tension can be positive

In a business, conflict and tension, if well managed, can be positive and allow employees to grow. 

A business that has no conflict and tension is often stagnant; people are not c...

There are three sides to every story

... “my side”, “your side” and the truth. 

It is often helpful to take each party aside separately to find out their concerns, but over and above this try to find a neutral party who may have witnessed or seen the conflict from a different angle.

Talk it out

Once you have addressed the parties separately, tension will not be resolved until the parties are able to talk face to face. 

This must always be done with a mediator who can remain objective. The mediator would have heard both sides and can better portray the feelings of each party to the other.

4 more ideas