If 2019 saw your team deal with high levels of stress, it might be time to update some strategies in time for the New Year. After all, anxiety-ridden, frustrated employees are less likely to do their best work — and they may be motivated to leave your company if they get a better offer. Keep reading for Accurate Personnel’s top six tips for cutting employee stress in 2020:
Provide Better Training
There are few things more stressful in an office environment than feeling like you don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing. If you want to reduce stress and improve overall morale, consider investing in employee training. By giving employees the tools and knowledge needed to succeed, you eliminate anxiety and boost productivity at the same time.
Offer Positive Feedback
No one wants to feel like their hard work has gone unappreciated. Show teammates that you care by telling them when they do something right, not just when they do something wrong.
Take Care of Yourself
You can’t be a good leader if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or generally overwhelmed yourself. Reduce office squabbles by setting a good example with your own calm and relaxed attitude.
None of us presents our best self when we’re hungry. If you want to increase the odds of employees working together in harmony, think about offering snacks at your office. Healthy, protein-filled treats can go a long way toward boosting moods.
Allow for Flexibility
It’s hard to do your best work when you feel stretched for time. Give your employees a break by allowing them to work more flexible hours, so they can take the kids to school and have dinner with the family.
Want to win the award for the boss of the year? Arrange for a massage therapist to drop by your office every now and then. Free chair massages are just the thing to reduce stress and improve goodwill at this time of year.
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