Recently I had a manager ask what she could do since her staff are overworked and really feeling the pressure of the new demands in the workplace. She was able to see how this caused an increase in errors in judgment and reduced morale as staff complained about the pressure. She also noted that the use of sick days increased.
What is a manager to do when the signs are obvious that pressure no longer improves performance and is in fact hindering it. Here are 7 things a manager can do to make a difference for their employees:
- Make sure your staff know their work is valuable. Help them to connect what they are doing with the company’s overall goals and mission. Most people find great satisfaction when they engage in something meaningful.
- Keep a check on your own stress. When you begin to see everything as urgent and convey