Workplace Stress: Several organizational stress management techniques include:
Improve Communication: By increasing employee involvement in decision making processes, through group meetings with employees to discuss how things are functioning in the workplace and about how to improve work performance or the job environment itself.
Provide Opportunities for Growth: Employees can feel a level of stress if they feel they are stuck in a position with no opportunity to grow. By offering training to employees to expand their work skills or by redesigning jobs to give employees more control over work activities and work that is more meaningful can reduce stress levels. (Segal, 2014)
Social Interactions: To help reduce stress, provide opportunities for social interaction between the employees. One approach that I have used many times is to bring in pizza or sandwiches one Friday a month for lunch, this provided an opportunity for social interaction between employees from different departments and even management.
Individual Stress: Several individual stress management techniques include:
Time Management: Create a list of tasks that you have to do. Prioritize the tasks and complete the high-priority ones first. Also, any particularly unpleasant task, get it over with early. The rest of your day will be more pleasant as a result. (Segal, 2014)
Physical Activities: Physical activities and exercise are great ways to reduce stress. Creating an exercise program that fits your needs and schedule will help lift your mood, give you more energy, sharpen your focus all while helping reduce your level of stress.
Emotional Intelligence: Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage and use your emotions in positive and constructive ways. First, you need to realize when you are stressed and what the stressors are. Next, you work to learn to adapt to changing circumstances by learning to control your emotions and behavior. (Segal, 2014)
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