How to Ease Stress on Your Employees

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How to Ease Stress on Your Employees

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stress wreaks havoc on both the mind and the body. When your company’s
workers experience excessive pressure regularly, their productivity suffers.
Reducing and managing strain poses a challenge. Don’t leave your employees to
deal with job anxiety on their own. Take initiatives to help them alleviate and
deal with the stresses that hinder performance.

Provide good structure for your employees. Give clear instructions about
what you need them to do, the time frame you set and be direct about your
expectations. Do not have your employees flitting between multiple tasks on a
regular basis. Multitasking fails to produce quality results, stifles efficiency
and creates unnecessary tension so do away with it.

People can reduce stress by exercising their bodies. Encourage physical
activity in your facility to reduce and manage the pressures of the workplace.
Set up a walking program during lunch, hold mini-workouts in the break room
and, if financially practical, provide your workers with a gym membership
or discount. Remind employees to get up regularly if they spend most of their
day at a desk.

Create flexibility as much as possible to reduce employee stress. Work with
individual staff members concerning the hours they work and the days off they
have. Remember, employees have responsibilities away from their jobs they need
to care for and when you make these easier for them to attend to, everyone benefits. 

Strive to reduce and manage your own anxiety. Employees pick up on your
stress even when you don’t vocalize it. Watch out for nervous mannerisms,
tightened facial features and other indications that you are overly worried.
Do, however, behave transparently with your workers regarding what is going on
in their place of employment. It is more stressful for people to imagine what
is happening than to actually know about it.

Your company prospers when you and your employees work to reduce everyone’s
stress. Do not accept that huge anxiety on the job is inevitable. Instead, take
advantage of techniques that bring tension down to a manageable
level.