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How can employers reduce stress in the workplace?


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It takes more than half of the entire day to spend in a workplace which may be a specific cause of stress in life. It is very natural that people need to perform a lot of tasks in our daily lives. As a result, sometimes there may occur a stage of getting burst out. Being entrepreneurs, the amount of stress to handle is really high. The success of the business to handling the client, the reasons for entrepreneurs experiencing daily stress are many.

Stress in the workplace may develop from many factors like self-performance, co-worker pressure, job roles, appraisals, etc. If you are an employer, it is indispensable for you to take care of your employees and find ways to reduce their stress. By doing so, you'll be able to build better integrity in the workplace. Here are some tips which can help you to reduce the burden of your employees in the workplace.

i. Allow free space

Office places which are too less in space make the employees feel clumsy and suffocated. If employees keep on working on a particular desk continuously for eight hours without getting spaces to move or walk, it creates stress. Make sure that they get enough free spaces to let them breathe freely and take some breaks while working. Changing of desk positions twice in a year can also help you out. 

ii. Arrange physical and mental activities 

Recently many companies are arranging for gyms, Zumba, table tennis, yoga, music classes for the reduction of stress among the employees. These types of physical activities act as stress busters and reduce fatigue, depression, etc. If you don’t have much budget, make some discount rates so that employees can get a membership and spend time in such activities. 

iii. Motivations

The cause for stress among most of the employees in a workplace is a loss of motivation. Motivation keeps a person feel valued and interested in their works. Arrange for weekly one to one discussion sessions where they can speak out about their ideas and problems. Give them feedback about their jobs. If anyone gives some good output,  praise him in front of everybody. But, if he makes mistakes, say him personally. 

iv. Vacations

Arranging weekend tours or small getaways can be an excellent idea to reduce stress among the employees in the workplace. People working in an office when getting a scope for small getaways can enjoy a lot with all their coworkers and managers in a friendly manner. This creates a secure connection too. It is always better to arrange for vacations before the employees urge for it or before they get burnt out. 

v. Benefits and appraisals

Money is the most crucial factor for a drive into work life. Employees are liable to get at least minimum appraisals every year as the market values and prices of materials go on increasing. Besides, companies that provide some benefits like medical, insurance, etc., employees are less likely to quit. You can reduce their stress level through these benefits and appraisals.

Also read:  What are the stress management strategies in the workplace?

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