Stress at work: 7 solutions to make it less

A study by Wrike shows that 94% of the respondents are victims of stress at work because of pressure on goals, on time … How to reduce this stress so that it does not become chronic, because it can then have important consequences for the health.

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If, today, be emphasized by his work is nearly a standardis not without health consequences.

the stress can lead to sleep disordersfrom migraine, higher risk of heart attacks, burn out… Not to mention the fact that for business leaders a stressed person is less productive. It is therefore of great importance to let employees work in the most serene atmosphere.

Stress: how to reduce it?

If it is difficult, if not impossible, to completely eliminate stress at work, there are effective solutions to reduce and manage it better. They must be implemented by managers. What are they?

1 – Recognize the work of the employee the more we ignore the workload and the stress level of employees, the worse it is. While recognizing their level of stress and work pressure helps them to have a better morale and to feel more motivated.

2 – Do not send e-mails or SMS outside office hours It has become a relatively common practice to receive e-mails from supervisors at midnight on weekdays or even weekends. According to the Wrike survey, 84% of the rest of the population said that receiving an e-mail or SMS from a supervisor outside working hours had a major impact on their stress level. To reduce the latter, several things are possible: leave the message in the draft box while waiting for office hours, or if it is not possible to do it differently than sending it, make it clear in the headline that this message is non-urgent and that the answer can wait for the return of the employee in his position.

3 – Promoting flexible working hours and teleworking 19% of stressed respondents believe that flexible working hours and homework help reduce stress.

4 – Set up a task management platform: when it is often necessary to go fishing for information, it makes the work complicated. Providing employees with access to everything they need reduces stress and also ensures better communication to help projects move forward faster.

5 – Do not spend your time in meetings : 15% of the collective time spent in the office is for meetings. Yet 71% of managers believe that they are unproductive and ineffective! So why should I do that? We can decide to set up a meeting in the days of the week, so that everyone can do their work without being disturbed. You can also offer meetings at the same time as a physical activity such as walking, allowing you to relax while concentrating.

6 – Sharing in small groups Collecting new employees in the company with older people allows the first to feel supported and to benefit from the knowledge of those who have already been there. This can help to carry out the work, especially in difficult times.

7 – Be realistic about the given workload : It is impossible to escape the deadlines. But to be able to respect them, it is essential to have one workload realistic. However, 75% of respondents believe that their managers are not realistic in their expectations.

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