Stress Management Tools for Employees

There are many common signs of stress that can become immediately apparent around the office if you know where to look. Employees may engage in arguments with each other. You may notice more weary faces. Employees may take more sick time to go to the doctor or just stay home for a day. All of these signs point to an office in desperate need of some stress management. 

Stress Management for the Workplace

When your employees are having a hard time managing their stress, you’ll know it. You may see an excessive amount of coffee cups littering the desks or just general clutter that gets in the way. There are many different things that can cause stress at work, but there are also just as many ways to fight back.

Managing Workload Stress

Stress in the workplace is inevitable. Deadlines, RFP requests, and emergency meetings can all add to your employees’ stress levels. There are also personal stressors that your employees will always carry, regardless of work.

It’s no secret that a healthy employee who can successfully manage their stress will also be more productive. It’s a good idea for you as an employer to help your employees moderate their stress levels, not only because it will help your business but because it will make your employees healthier.

Lowering Stress Around the Office

You will never be able to completely eradicate stress around your office but you can make some changes to your workplace that will help lighten spirits. Try:

  • Creating an atmosphere of open communication around the office
  • Having an open door policy and sticking to it
  • Communicating deadlines clearly and with sufficient notice
  • Making sure teams are keeping each other updated and informed
  • Encouraging employees to improve time management skills
  • Allowing employees to feel comfortable to take vacation time when needed
  • Providing an employee wellness program that will encourage office camaraderie

Assisting Employees with Stress Management

Stress will always be part of life. Some people regulate their stress well while others need it to thrive. Consider some of these resources to help your employees achieve optimal stress management techniques.

These are just a few ways to help employees manage stress. Employee wellbeing depends on the ability to effectively manage stress, regardless of the source. When your employees are managing stress well, you’ll see less turnover and more productivity. For more ways to keep your office and employees healthy, check out our blog, Drug-Free Worker.

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