According to a recent survey conducted by APA (American Psychological Association), a lot of people report that their job, which ranked higher than the economy, family responsibilities and even personal health concerns, is the main source of stress and anxiety in their lives. The questions are: Do your employees feel the same? What can you do to help them overcome this situation? Let’s find out the answers with Faro.
General global business’s notion of "productive" is literal: producing a work product. The director board and administrative council need immediate, tangible results in order to finish the plan which has been set out. With increased commands and requirements, employees are feeling more undervalued and unappreciated, then they become stressful. A stressor could impair normal stability, balance or functioning, damage people’s health and detract from their quality of life. The 1st question is: What are the original reasons resulting in this situation?
1. Management style:
A workplace has poor communication and collaboration, employees don't take part in decision-making processes, workers don't feel supported by their colleagues and supervisors, there is a lack of open policies… All lead to increased stress and break work-life balance.
2. Work environment:
Work setting has a huge influence on emotion and concentration. If there are noise, poor temperature control, lack of privacy, or inadequate facilities, your office is critical in increasing workplace stress.
3. Job responsibilities:
Heavy workload, long hours working, infrequent breaks, unnecessary routine tasks, achievements that aren't recognized. When job expectations and demands from the director board are not met, uncertain or conflicting, employees will feel they have too much responsibility and faults.
The 2nd question: What can you do to solve this office problem?
1. Create an open – door policy:
At the end of a month, HR department should hold a meeting in which all employees have the right to share their own opinions and ideas about their work environment, changing the workplace culture and reducing stress in an honest and open way. This is a chance that employees can participate in decisions which affect their jobs, improve communication. Thus, social interaction and collaboration among staff would be fostered.
2. Encourage breaks:
Relaxing time is so important to mental health, which rejuvenates the body and brain and leads to creativeness, higher quality of work. Moreover, being encouraged to have breaks also makes people feel that their bosses care about their feeling and health.
3. Design employee wellness program:
This is a program that includes smoking cessation programs, nutrition counseling, health screenings, fitness incentives, observe employee well-being and performance.
And the most important way is to have recruit or partner with HR professionals who design all those scenarios about boosting the working spirit and reducing pressure for your workforce. Faro is your smart choice! Our responsibility is providing the best service and effective strategies that focus on your valued asset – human resource.