At the end of the fiscal year many employees become focused on the goal due to the stress of finishing a specific task on time. Manager must know the instances where stress is managing the goal and they do not need to add to the positive effect of the stress by adding to it. Stress experienced by the employees in their job has negative impact on their health, performance and their behavior in the organization. Both the organization and the employee are responsible for managing stress. Organizational strategies for managing stress
It is important for the organizations Human Resources to work with managers and employees to ensure that stress is managed. HR needs to ensure stress management features are added to the coverage of all employees. Many companies have toll free numbers that offer stress management 24 hours a day. These services will reduce the price of health insurance because employees are limiting and managing their stress which is a saving to the health insurance provider. 1. Encouraging more of organizational communication with the employees so that there is no role ambiguity/conflict.
Effective communication can also change employee views. Managers can use better signs and symbols which are not misinterpreted by the employees. 2. Encourage employees’ participation in decision-making. This will reduce role stress. 3. Grant the employees greater independence, meaningful and timely feedback, and greater responsibility. 4. The organizational goals should be realistic, stimulating and particular. The employees must be given feedback on how well they are heading towards these goals. (MSG, 2011) Individual strategies for managing stress
Individuals must be made aware of stress and given options to manage their stress. Brown-bag lunches where the employee can eat lunch and learn the effects of stress and how to manage their stress them is very useful. Time management courses are helpful to individuals since much of stress is centered on managing our time. 1. The employees should make a “to-do” list daily, prioritize the acts in the list and plan the acts accordingly. Take regular breaks during work to relax you. By effective time management, the employees can achieve their targets timely and can meet work pressures and, thus, avoid stress.
Indulge in physical exercises. It helps in effective blood circulation, keeps you fit, diverts mind from work pressures. 3. Encourage a healthy lifestyle. Take a regular sleep, have plenty of water, have healthy eating habits. Promote relaxation techniques such as yoga, listening music and meditation. 4. The employees should have optimistic approach about their work. They should avoid connections with negative approach employees. (MSG, 2011) MSG, . (2011). Employee stress – strategies for managing stress at workplace. Retrieved from http://www. managementstudyguide. com/employee-stress. htm