There a multitude of articles online detailing how managers can help their staff manage their stress levels.
Certainly, tight schedules, big workloads and an off balance in work-life ratio can be to blame; however, oftentimes, leaders are the very ones responsible for causing their subordinates to worry. Learn More
Today’s economy is rough, for sure. Sadly, it’s not only taking a financial toll on many people but an emotional toll at well. Stress of any kind can make it difficult to function at work and, even worse, if the stress is related to work itself the individual’s job performance is even more likely to suffer. Today people are worried about whether or not they’ll be laid off; about how much overtime they’ll have to work to compensate for others being laid off; about how much harder they’ll have to work to keep you happy; and about how long they’ll have to keep up this new pace.
As a manager it is important for you to always keep a careful eye on your employees but especially during difficult times. If you begin to see signs of excessive stress (over the top or beyond what you usually expect from an individual), it may be time to take action. Learn More