Managers 'can tackle stress at work'

There are several measures managers can take in order to reduce the impact stress at work has on their members of staff.

 

 

That is according to professor Cary Cooper, who has told online resource Changeboard that bosses have a crucial role to play in tackling the issue of mental anxiety among employees within their business.

 

Following the global economic downturn, stress at work has generally become a more prevalent problem across all professional sectors in the UK as people are forced to deal with the threat of redundancies or pay cuts.

 

However, Prof Cooper has insisted that by using a few subtle management techniques, firms can protect their staff against such feelings.

 

"Leaders can reduce [stress] by giving people more autonomy, by communicating more openly and honestly and by creating a family-like environment in the workplace," he noted.

 

Recently, government data indicated that mental anxiety at work is around three times more common in women than it is in men.

 

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04/01/2012 14:06