Stress Among Employees — How to Deal With It?

  • no challenges and monotony of actions,
  • too much workload,
  • restrictive rules,
  • no development opportunities,
  • undefined role in the organization,
  • bad atmosphere at work and lack of interpersonal relationships,
  • destructive organizational culture,
  • unclear communication within the company,
  • work-life imbalance.

Effects of occupational stress

The effects of stress affect not only the individual experiencing it, but also the functioning of the organization in which the person works. As a result of persistent occupational stress, the employee feels worse and worse, which affects their concentration and commitment to work. They begin to have more and more problems with making difficult decisions and thinking logically. The person is becoming less and less effective and efficient. Due to sleep problems, the employee is often irritated and tired, which can lead to conflicts with co-workers. As stress continues, the employer may even begin to experience panic attacks, depression or neurosis. Progressive health problems quickly lead to more absenteeism and sick leave, more accidents at work, more frequent complaints from customers and increased employee turnover.

How to deal with stress at work?

The best way to deal with stress is to maintain a hygienic lifestyle. Our body and mind need rest from work, a healthy diet, adequate sleep time and a lot of excercise, which helps to maintain good condition and the proper functioning of the nervous system.

  • exercise assertiveness, not try to please everyone and avoid perfectionism;
  • learn time management and its organization — it will help you plan tasks better and avoid chaos;
  • do relaxation and breathing exercises, meditate;
  • in the office, try not to give in to negative emotions, take care of a good atmosphere;
  • take care of your comfort at work (comfortable chair, adequate lighting and temperature).
  • take care of physical activity, walk a lot;
  • get enough sleep — good sleep will help reduce stress;
  • take care of a proper diet, rich in minerals and vitamins.

How can employers prevent occupational stress among employees?

  • establishing a clear organizational structure and rules;
  • taking care of appropriate recruitment — proper matching of new employees to the organizational culture and duties in a given job position;
  • planning employee development and providing appropriate training to expand competencies;
  • precise description of the requirements for all positions along with the goals, strategy of the organization and the method of measuring the effectiveness of employees;
  • taking care of communication within the organization;
  • organizing integration events for employees and monitoring satisfaction and atmosphere in teams;
  • systematic response to problems.

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

Aga Babicz

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing