Workplace Stress

A recent article, Managing Work Related Stress : Help Employees Deal with Itby Sarah Smith says that when employees are stressed, they can put the entire organizations at risk.  The results can be detrimental, from personal havoc to professional burnout. Hence, business leaders must take a practical approach to workplace stress by determining its causes, working to eradicate workplace stressors, and considerately supporting staff that are stressed.

Underlying causes of workplace stress.

  1. Work structure is mixed-up or employees have conflicting roles.
  2. Employees are treated as robots and they have no liberty over their day-to-day work lives.
  3. Team members are indifferent or hostile to each other.
  4. Unreasonable demands on employees.
  5. Abusive or erratic management policies.

Signs of workplace stress.

  1. Employee disengagement and inefficiency.
  2. More tardiness and absenteeism.
  3. High turnover.
  4. Disputes among employees.
  5. More complaints and grievances.

Tips to reduce stress in the workplace.

  1. Create a well defined organizational structure where everyone understands their duties and responsibilities better and feels valued.
  2. Build a culture that values each and every employee and prioritizes morale and productivity.
  3. Provide a more flexible office space or agile office space that promotes creativity and movement–to sit, stand and roam around, which provides spaces for collaboration and spaces for focused individual work.
  4. Promote a wider degree of autonomy and flexibility to inspire and motivate employees.
  5. Get your employees involved in team building activities to promote teamwork and rapport.


Work related stress is inevitable, thus business owners should be able to create a supportive and happy workplace environment to keep employees engaged and motivated. Looking for a well designed office for your team in Ballantyne? YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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