Sunday 5 May 2019

Common Managerial Practices That Stresses Employees At Workplace.

According to a study half of the employees in India are facing excessive pressure at work. Around one-third of them pinned the blame on “overwhelming” productivity demands from employers. 

Stress occurs in the workplace when an employee perceives a situation to be too strenuous to handle, and therefore threatening to his or her well-being.

Stress is defined as “it impacts physical and psychological health; it includes mental, physical, and emotional strain. Stress occurs when a demand exceeds an individual’s coping ability and disrupts his or her psychological equilibrium”.

A stressed-out or unhappy workforce is unable to achieve company’s goal.If your staffs are feeling continually stressed in workplace, it is important that you take action.

it's boss's responsibility to get  staff to rise to the occasion--but some bosses go too far by putting excessive pressure on their employees.

As a leader in the business it is important that you understand common precursors to work stress.

Failure to quickly spot and implement effective workplace stress management has long-term effects on their health and your business.

Attitude of managers that creates stress to employees

“A bad boss can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the reminder to lose motivation”.There are many common managerial practices that create stressed out employees.The most common are:

1. Negative behavior in the workplace
The manager sets the tone for workplace behavior.Disrespect from managers to employees’ causes stress and discomfort among employees, which in turn affects productivity and attendance.

2. Allowing hazardous conditions for employees
Managers should avoid the following to prevent the accumulation of stress.Unfair and unbalanced workloads.Short-term demands with unrealistic deadlines/expectations.Ignoring conflicts/arguments within the team.Ignoring harassment/bullying

 3. Lack of direction/training/planning
Insufficient training or knowledge transfer is a great “stressor”.Unclear job performance expectations. lack of direction.Lack of communication – detrimental to achieving goals, stressed out employees.

How Managers Can help in reducing Stresses at Workplaces

Modern workers feel stressed out on the job, and the stress is taking a toll on their sleep, health, relationships, productivity and sense of well-being.Yet at a time when jobs are arguably easier than ever before—because of automation, technology, employee-friendly laws and attractive benefits—why would the modern worker feel so stressed out?
Provide space where employees can take a rest or a break. Nap rooms are found in some of the most popular companies like Google and Uber, and others have wellness rooms that help their employees recharge within the day.
When employees are always busy and working hard, chances are, they’re missing out on much needed rest and relaxation, which in turn can contribute to work stress. Allowing employees to take a breather at work in peace – whether to nap or do some meditation practice – can help them regain their energy and help reduce the effects of stress.

Remember, you are responsible for establishing the culture of your workplace, and if the culture you are creating is one of long hours and little work/life balance, you are probably a major factor in your employees’ stress levels. To keep everyone’s stress in check, commit to modelling better work/life balance by working reasonable hours, taking breaks, and having a life outside of the office.
Often, what causes stress is not necessarily the work itself, but managing all of life’s responsibilities, including children, spouses, and household responsibilities in addition to work. Allowing employees to work remotely, or to set their own hours, helps them maintain that balance more effectively, and keeps stress low.

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