Stress Management at Workplaces

StressManagement at Workplaces


StressManagement at Workplaces

Sinceissues of stress at workplaces are a global problem, as an ODPractitioner, I would recommend some strategies that employees needto consider while managing workplace stress. Some of the strategiesthat would be advisable for managing stress include providing a funworking environment where there is the engagement of other employeeson some moments of fun and story-telling (Brown &amp Harvey, 2011).Creating fun with fellow employees will enable an employee develop asense of humor full of laughter. Employers should also learn to givetheir employees a variety of jobs that would be of meaning andstimulation. Workers should also be given enough room to use theirskills and talents for them to feel valued within a workingenvironment.

Foran employee to avoid or manage workplace stress, they need not toprocrastinate, as it will breed a lot of stress on them. Any employeeonly needs to do the most important tasks assigned to them by theirbosses in the first place (Brown &amp Harvey, 2011). To avoidprocrastination, an employee needs to eliminate tasks that are ofless priority at the workplace and only engage themselves in doingimportant duties alone. Employers also need to find ways ofencouraging their employees that are doing a good job and the companyand remind them to get enough sleep when they get back at home.Employees also need to eat a balanced diet and engage themselves in adaily exercise session. Companies who take the initiative toencourage their employees to take a break from hard work would getthe best results from their employees.

Employersand employees need to be reminded not to tell their employees notdemand too much from themselves (Brown &amp Harvey, 2011). Theworkload that employees give themselves should be matching theircapacities and should not in any way go beyond. Another good way ofmanaging stress at the workplace is through participation and sharingof responsibilities within the workplace. Management and reduction ofstress enable an employee to have a better work environment thatwould result from a high quality of work.


Brown,D. R., &amp Harvey, D. (2011). An experiential approach toorganization development. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.