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15th August, 2017

24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

Demands

Match staff skills and abilities to the job and its demands

Match salaried hours of work to targets and productivity demands

Ensure work facilities (workstations, lighting etc) account for individuals needs

Control

Give staff a say in the way in which their job is done

Develop staff skills and knowledge

Encourage staff to use skills and initiative

Consult staff on work patterns and breaks

Support

Provide information and support to staff

Have support policies and procedures

Encourage support between colleagues

Ensure staff know about support resources available

Provide support with career progression

Provide regular feedback and encouragement

Relationships

Promote positive behaviours and fairness

Minimise conflict and unacceptable behaviour

Share information between staff to help job delivery

Roles

Provide clear roles and responsibilities

Provide information to help staff understand their roles and responsibilities

Change

Involve staff and consult on changes

Provide timely information on changes

Give staff opportunities to influence change proposals

Provide timetables and timelines for change plans

Give clear reasons for changes

Provide support and training to cope with changes

Stress can hit anyone at any level. Get this FREE stress toolbox talk for further information and to use as a regular refresher for you and your team.

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This article was written by Emma at HASpod. Emma has over 10 years experience in health and safety and BSc (Hons) Construction Management. She is NEBOSH qualified and Tech IOSH.

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