Posts Tagged ‘Stress Management’
Help your employees work more and stress less. Providing a comfortable work enviroment for your employees will help with their work proformance and reduce their stress. Many companies are incorporating pets into the workplace, maybe this is something you can work with.
The less stress your employees have the harder they will work, the less sick days they will take and the more likely they are to stay working for you. So anyway you can help to reduce their stress is a plus for your business.
Making the workplace less formal and more personal will help your employees to relax and feel comfortable. Provide them a place to put personal items such as pictures and plants to make their workspace more pleasant.
Have a quiet place away from the main floor for them to go and eat lunch or just relax on their breaks. It will give them a place to re-group and refresh for the rest of their workday.
Instead of barking at them and telling them what to do, give them the opportunity to show you that they can take the initutive and do it on their own without you harping or asking them. Suprisingly many employees say that when they do it without being told it makes them feel more important and they want to do more! Give them the chance.
Make sure to compliment and thank your employees whenever possible. Very rarely do employees hear this from their bosses or even the owner of the company so when it does happen it makes them feel good and then they know they are doing a good job and will continue to look for that praise.
Make sure that office equipment is comfortable and easy on your employees. Hard, uncomfortable chairs and desks, even a keyboard or mouse can make it uncomfortable for your employees and when they are uncomfortable they won’t work as well.
Have company gatherings, a company picnic or christmas party is a great way for your employees to socialize away from the work enviroment and the more comfortable they are with you and each other the better they will work in the long run.