How to Reduce Stress in the Work Place
Working long hours? Suffering headaches, gastric problems, irritability, weight loss or gain? Then you could be one of the millions of Australians suffering from work related stress each year. And this is no wonder given that one third of the Australian workforce is working over 50 hours each week. With corporate mergers, downsizing and a drive towards greater productivity, companies are continually demanding more of their employees whilst providing them with less job security. The result being an overworked and over stressed workforce that costs WorkCover NSW and ultimately our businesses, millions of dollars each year in compensation pay-outs.
Surprisingly, those who suffer stress are more likely to be those positioned at the bottom end of the company ladder. These are the employees who do not have the authority to set their own goals or control patterns that enable them to work most efficiently.
So what can be done at a managerial level to prevent serious occupational stress?
A well-balanced person makes a well-balanced employee, which makes a satisfied manager and company.
Researched and prepared by: Mireille Levrault B.A. Consultant ÷ Permanent Division
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