For many, stress and work go hand-in-hand, but despite what you might think, stress isn’t always a bad thing. For example, the stress of an impending deadline can give you laser-like focus and help inspire a strong finish. In other words, stress, in the right dose, might actually boost productivity. Yet, does anyone have just the right amount of stress in their lives?
Experts report that chronic work stress can lessen productivity and contribute to serious health problems. Stressed-out employees can have a hard time concentrating, fall ill more often, and experience more irritability and anxiety, among other things.
When you think of workplace stress, you might conjure images of stacks of files being dumped on your desk, a superior barking orders about an impending report deadline, or the red flashing light of unanswered voicemails. Yet there are far more subtle causes of stress, for example: unclear expectations, limited decision-making capabilities, and few career advancement opportunities.
Managing workplace stress is critical for workplace productivity, and it is up to both employers and employees to tackle it effectively.
For employees, here are 5 ways to better manage work-related stress:
Here are 5 best management practices employers can use to ease workplace stress:
Managing workplace stress should be a key part of your company’s strategy. Stress can come in many shapes and forms, so engage your employees and listen to their concerns. Your office will be a happier, healthier, and more productive place for it.
At Pacific Office Automation, our motto is “Problem solved.” That means eliminating the stress of malfunctioning printers or lost documents. Our workflow solutions, records management services, and managed IT services are just some of the ways we can help make your employees’ jobs easier. Don’t stress; get in touch with us today.← Back
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