Stress in the workplace can lead to higher absenteeism, less employee engagement, and poor performance. Employers can take these steps to help reduce work-related stress:
- Listen to your employees. Measure job satisfaction and find ways to improve it. Hold regular one-on-one meetings with employees to communicate openly about work expectations, performance, and concerns.
- Communicate change. Keep employees well-informed of changes that affect the company. Allowing employees to be part of the process can create a deeper sense of acceptance.
- Be realistic. Do not give an employee more work than he or she can realistically handle. Provide training so that employees can feel confident about their skills and procedures.