The Causes of Work Related Stress
Posted on 12th February 2020 at 09:17
Continuing my series of articles on stress, I thought it might be useful to list some of the factors that commonly cause work related stress:
Changes within the organisation
Changes to duties
Lack of autonomy
Insufficient skills for the job
Inadequate working environment
Lack of proper resources
Lack of equipment
Few promotional opportunities
Poor relationships with colleagues or bosses
Crisis incidents, such as an armed hold-up or workplace death.
How many of these are present in your workplace?
Now obviously not all of these are going to be present and some of them may be hard to do anything about from a HR point of view. However, this is only a short list of some of the potential stressors at work - and this is without thinking about all of the factors that cause home related stress, which will also affect the workforce. Some of those causes of stress outside work could include:
Elderly or ill relatives
and much more.
It is even more difficult to help your workforce with these stressors as they are completely out of your control. But they will impact on your employees effectiveness and productivity at work.
A phone number or someone to talk to if you are feeling stressed can be useful but it is a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted - what they really need is some techniques to allow them to manage the stressful situations in their life, allowing them to be able to cope, no matter what happens.
At Stress Boffin, we believe in the proactive approach to stress, running workshops at your offices giving everyone the techniques and exercises to manage any type of stress, whether that stems from home or work.
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