Change in the Workplace Stress Management

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Change in the Workplace Tension Management

Workplace anxiety management can be quite a task just to maintain employee efficiency, efficiency as well as fulfillment. Nothing can be much more stressful for managers than to handle anxiety brought about by workplace alter. Change can affect businesses in many ways, with the gloomy of it always bringing along considerable stress with a.

Workplace change is usually inevitable in the business planet. Changes in the economic system and the competitiveness in between businesses can bring about specific changes in the workplace any time most may least expect it. Organizations always run the risk of needing to stage lay-offs, personnel downsizing and even bankruptcy. And when these adjustments happen, the employees of the affected businesses undergo quite a stressful circumstance having to deal with unemployment as well as an uncertain future. The actual management even gets the more stressful task to inform employees about it.

It is important for supervision to try to break the news of a workplace alternation in a less unexpected manner as possible. Connection would be very important in cases like this. Effective and timely communication may help afflicted employees better understand and accept this kind of upsetting and stressful news.

One of the best approaches to communicate massive changes in the workplace is to include key communicators to bring this news to the employees. Whilst it may sound logical to have the CEO speak to the whole group of working employees in a company-wide meeting, he or she alone may not be capable of giving the details more effectively upon all levels. The particular CEO of the company alone may not be able to satisfy employee Questions and concerns.

Having other people such as administrators or team market leaders to handle the job regarding communicating any office change would definitely be more efficient as well as effective. By having the company’s front-line supervisors and maybe staff leaders address workers under them and answer their Questions, this helps communicating change more proficiently accessible to more staff and may take a shorter time to make them understand and also accept the regrettable news.

But apart from having several people handling the stressful news of switch to company staff. It is also as important for the supervision to create an effective message. And since companies consist of different departments and levels, the message of change should be made to cater to the information required of these different ranges. In short, the message ought to cater and match to a specific audience in order to be more effective thus avoid possible misunderstandings as well as additional anxiety.

Effective communication associated with change in the workplace signifies that information required by various levels of the company ought to be satisfied. Others might stop at citing reasons why change is a good idea for that company. Other companies may possibly try to communicate only what the changes modify the corporate level.

Ignore on providing details that really matter to be able to employees, such as the way the change may affect their future in the company, can really add considerable stress and lots of sleepless nights to many individuals.

That is not considered as good workplace stress management for a company that is in the middle of undergoing changes.

Comments: 10

  1. Rodger March 13, 2013 at 1:21 am Reply

    there is a single lady, working in your organization, and she has requested for the dyat care centre for her child at the workplace. As an HR manger what will be your response?

  2. Obdulia June 5, 2013 at 4:39 am Reply

    I hope this helps you to decide your future job!!!
    Feel free to write any comments and jobs (your current job) that pays well.

    Highest-Paying Jobs in the US

    Do what you love and the money will follow is great in theory, but the truth of the matter is, certain jobs and fields simply pay more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey showed, for example, that white-collar earnings, which averaged $21.85 per hour, were the highest among occupational groups. Blue-collar pay averaged $15.03 per hour, while the hourly pay of service occupations averaged just $10.40.

    The jobs that pay the most require at least a four-year college degree. According to the most recent data from the Employment Policy Foundation, the nation’s 12 top-paying jobs — and the mean annual income reported in 2003 for each — were:

    Top Paying Jobs Overall
    • Physicians and surgeons — $147,000
    • Aircraft pilots — $133,500
    • Chief executives — $116,000
    • Electrical and electronic engineers — $112,000
    • Lawyers and judges — $99,800
    • Dentists — $90,000
    • Pharmacists — $85,500
    • Management analysts — $84,700
    • Computer and information system managers — $83,000
    • Financial analysts, managers and advisors — $84,000
    • Marketing and sales managers — $80,000
    • Education administrators — $80,000

    Though many of these occupations require an advanced degree, there are jobs at every education level that pay more than other jobs for workers with similar levels of schooling. Here, courtesy of the Employment Policy Foundation, is a look at the best-paying occupations at varying education levels:

    Top Paying Jobs That Do Not Require a High School Degree
    These jobs tend to require substantial on-the-job training and work experience rather than formal education and schooling:
    • Industrial production managers — $36,000
    • Bailiffs, correctional officers and jailers — $36,400
    • Drafters — $36,000
    • Construction manager — $33,600
    • Electricians — $31,900

    Top Paying Jobs for High School Graduates
    These occupations emphasize work experience and on-the-job training rather than formal education:
    • Computer software engineers — $58,900
    • Computer/information systems managers — $56,400
    • Computer programmers — $55,000
    • Network systems and data communications analysts — $49,000
    • General and operations managers — $48,000
    • Database, network and computer systems administrators — $48,000

    Top Paying Jobs for a Two-Year College Degree
    The following jobs tend to be technical in nature, emphasizing skills developed on the job as well as job-specific training and certifications:
    • Healthcare practitioners — $66,000
    • Business analysts — $58,000
    • Electrical and electronic engineers — $57,000
    • Mechanical engineers — $56,800
    • General and operations managers — $54,000
    • Computer and information systems managers — $50,400

    “A look at expected earnings over a lifetime shows the economic benefit of higher education attainment,” says Tony Carnevale, who chaired President Clinton’s National Commission for Employment Policy and authored several books, including “America and the New Economy: How New Competitive Standards are Radically Changing American Workplaces.”

    A person with a doctoral or professional degree, for example, is expected to earn about $3 million over the course of his or her working life while a person without a high school diploma is expected to earn less than $1 million. “Despite an increasing supply of well-educated workers, the college wage premium has nearly doubled since 1980, largely because of the added value of a college education in the new knowledge economy,” adds Carnevale.

    The Employment Policy Forum concurs, but stresses that these numbers are only averages. Individual earnings depend on many factors inducing geographic location, employer size (average hourly earnings ranged from $15.06 in organizations employing between 1 and 99 workers to $24.09 in those with 2,500 workers or more), industry (workers in goods-producing industries earned $18.46 an hour vs. those in service-producing industries who earned $16.44 an hour) and the worker’s skills and characteristics.

  3. Dyan June 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm Reply

    Why do mergers and acquisitions often lead to the consolidation of positions or reductions in workforce? What effect do these changes have on employees?

  4. Dulcie October 1, 2013 at 7:38 am Reply

    I was in a situation where there was a co worker who was the bully and instigator and the manager who was too scared to use what power she had to put a stop to it so she befriended the co worker and they both turned into the bullies.I left because I felt the situation was never going to change.Since leaving I have had nothing but this situation on my mind, Guilt because I should have said something, Anger at myself as Its left me feeling weak and alone and basically just depression because i loved the job itself and I feel hurt that I was the one who got pushed out.It seems as if these people that bully just get away with it, they get promoted and eventually end up in management where they really make life hell for the people working under them.Anyone else been in a similar situation?, how do you get over it and move on?

  5. Cayla December 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply

    ades ago where the mind set was. “think like a winner” Have high self esteem , exercise, eat right, say no to drugs, be in touch with nature ect, be kind to others.
    Is it the economy or the media that it seems like people are angry and have very low self esteem. Its almost like people with high self esteem get picked on or constantly deal with others trying to bring them down?
    Or is this typical big city atmosphere?

    I don;t even think in health class in schools they teach kids about self esteem anymore .

  6. Shawnta February 21, 2014 at 7:39 am Reply

    What would Germaine Travail’s supervisory style be in this case-study?

    A librarian, Germaine Travail, is leading a revolution against management gurus, insisting her staff wear uniforms and banning private phone calls and words such as ‘flexitime’ and ‘team spirit’. She sees herself as leading a ‘counter-revolution’ in the workplace by championing a return to traditional values of discipline, hard work and rigid punctuality.

    Ms Travail, aged 36, has been Head of the Bibliographic Services Department at Great Western University Library for four years, and she argues that her rediscovery of the puritan approach to management is one of the main reasons why her department has maintained a high performance level. ‘The fact is that work has nothing to do with fun. I began running the department on more traditional principles three years ago and the system has decreased rather than increased the level of stress at work and at home,’ she said.

    Her belief is that fashionable notions such as weekend staff get-togethers, ‘flexible working hours’ and ‘team spirit’ have led to a disastrous erosion of the boundaries between work and private life, which has crippled work efficiency and exploited staff.

    Germaine and her female colleagues all dress in identical tight-fitting blue tailored jackets and skirts, and work at their desktop computers in a large room dominated by a sign which states emphatically:

    Those who think that good work is only work that is fun do not belong here.

    No pictures, posters or calendars are to be seen on the office walls, which are kept bare to prevent staff from being distracted.

    Departmental ‘rules’ state that uniforms are to be worn at all times, with a rigid 9am to 6pm working day and five-day week, no private telephone calls and no chatting about private matters. It is forbidden to take work home and half-hour lunch breaks are compulsory.
    Library staff at any level don’t have regular meetings amongst themselves, nor with supervisors, because these kinds of meetings breed unnecessary insurrection, and Ms Travail asserts that becoming engaged in teams prevents individuals from contributing fully to their own work.

    ‘When I began in this position, I fell in initially with the so-called “with-it” approach adopted by my predecessor and other Department Heads. This meant that we started work at around morning tea time and some days finished with wine in the office. I ended up working most weekends and half of most nights. Many of my staff joined me in order to keep up with their work. In the end we were all exhausted and ended up with backlogs of work and giving poor service to our internal and external clients,’ Miss Travail says.

    She blames, for this ‘laissez-faire’ approach to work, the management gurus of the 1990s such as Matt Weinstein, the American author of Managing To Have Fun. In his book Mr Weinstein states: ‘Are you having fun is a pioneering question that will have to be asked in business. Only when we ask this question can we begin to change the nature of our work.’

    Miss Travail cites such ideas as examples of the ‘management twaddle’ that has encouraged employees not to work hard unless they feel that they are having a good time. She is equally dismissive of concepts such as ‘flexitime’ which she says is an excuse to make people work until midnight and at weekends. ‘Team spirit’, she argues, ‘allows employees to think someone else will do it’.

    Her dislike of modern business jargon including ‘deadline’, ‘workflow’ and ‘brainstorming’ has led her to ban the use of such terms in her office and she has set up a system of fines for staff who insist on using them in their work.

    Thanks for your help and ideas 🙂

  7. Socorro February 21, 2014 at 10:23 am Reply

    “The workplace in Australia in the last decade has undergone a process of dramatic change. These changes are due to a combination of economic, social, environmental, political and technological factors. Work patterns are changing and Human Resource Management issues are becoming increasingly important”
    •Changes in employment patterns and opportunities (e.g. Job sharing
    Increased part-time/casual employment, outsourcing/working from home)
    •OHS&W / Risk management standards
    •Training and Development
    •Youth employment
    •An aging population and a declining birth rate
    •Social justice issues
    •Reform of the Australian Industrial Relations laws
    •The role of unions

    What would be the best way to approach and structure this? I need to respond to at least four points.

  8. Noel June 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm Reply

    I’ve worked in retail for the last 2 years, I am currently on a management training program. I am 20 years old.. they always expect too much from me, I am expected to split myself in 6 different people as the tasks they set me are un achievable within the timescale. I always work over my hours sometimes doing 12hours a day without even getting a thankyou or any acknowledgement from management! I am still trying very hard to overcome issues that I have been dealing with for the last 2 1/2 years which they have no clue about! I have battled anorexia. it seems like they always give me the workload that they know is either unachievable or the rubbish jobs that they themselves donot want to do! I work 9 hours a day, 5 days a week and ontop of that travel 1 1/2 hours to work and 1 1/2 hours back from work. I donot know what they expect of me! I have recently found out that I was not wanted there in the first place! When I first battled anorexia 2 years ago I had a mental breakdown and ended up in the hospital twice in the space of 2 months, first was expected anorexia and the second time I was told my body was failing and I was going to go into cardiac arrest! And with this stress in the workplace my chest pains have returned. I just donot know what to do anymore!

  9. Wm June 15, 2014 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Putting together a quote book for a friend. I would like the quotes to be about stress management, love, tough times, etc.

    Anything would be great!

  10. Christian June 20, 2014 at 11:31 am Reply

    I get pains in my chest when working, and suffer from depression, stress and anxiety when at work… my mates have noticed this when I am at work but my family says no theres nothing wrong with u… i dont know what to do… both my lungs have collapsed and the stress depression and anxiety might be due to my drinking as I do drink alot and sometimes get withdrawal symptoms which badly affect my working abilities making me feel more depressed and anxious… would I pass??

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