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Employee Work Performance Toolbox

Workplace-related stress is a growing concern. People are dealing with ever-increasing workloads, a decreasing workforce, and a climate of rapid change. Employees are being asked to do more than ever before in less time for less money. Job security does not exist anymore, and increasingly jobs themselves are hard to come by. These and other pressures add up to increased stress on employees, supervisors, and leaders alike, which takes a toll on morale and functioning. Companies that take a proactive approach towards minimizing employee stress experience reap many rewards.

Some workplace stress is inevitable, but some is avoidable. Stress management in the workplace is about helping employees to cope with stress that cannot be avoided.  It is also about reducing opportunities for employee stress wherever possible.

Exercise and Relaxation

A good starting place for workplace stress management is the promotion of exercise and relaxation class...


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How can employees be successful in the workplace?

  • Stress management in the workplace is about helping employees to cope with stressors that cannot be avoided, and about reducing opportunities for employee stress wherever possible.
  • Leading by contingency means learning to flexibly use the set of leadership styles, skills and tools most appropriate to the circumstances the leader encounters.
  • Creative managers and employees can help their companies to overcome rigid, traditional problem solving approaches.
  • Teamwork requires all team members to be committed to achieving group goals, and to share in responsibility for team successes and failures.
  • As an employee who may be a minority member in an organization because of age, gender, physical challenges, lifestyle choices or being from an ethnically different group from the majority of workers, you have several responsibilities in trying to make diversity work for the organization.
  • Workplace Emotional Intelligence involves learning to identify and manage emotions for both personal and organizational effectiveness.
  • Managed properly, by both leaders and by employees, conflict can become a positive force and actually result in improved performance of the group.
  • Critical Incident Stress is what can result when one or more people experience a critical incident and become overwhelmed by that experience.
  • Coaching usually takes place for one of two different primary reasons: to correct a performance gap, or to enhance professional growth and skills development.
  • The competing demands work and family can place on your time and energy may be daunting, and may reduce your effectiveness both on and off the job.
  • Harassment and discrimination can cause severe personal and financial consequences for employees, and supervisors and for the entire company as a whole.
  • While having people of all ages in the workplace provides a wide range of talent, knowledge and experience, it can also lead to many conflicts between employees and supervisors from different generations.

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