There are two types of methods to manage the stress
within the company and those are individual and organizational level. Since my
employees are already in s tight schedule, I do not think that there is enough
time for individual methods, that is why I will use a reactive method that is I
will use a five step problem solving approach to dealing with workplace stress
adopted from Cooper and Cartwright 1994. (page 304)
– Step 1 – as the
person in charge of the company I need to be aware that my company has not
caused any damages to my employees, therefore methods such as monitoring
employees to find out whether there are any signs of stress, training employees
to monitor themselves for signs of stress and by paying attention to employee
reports. These mentioned reasons need to be monitored in order to not let
anything go unnoticed.
Step 2 – the cause of the stressor needs to be identified either by
encouraging employees to record their stress level or by organizing stress
audits. This is very important since these issues
need to be identified as long as they have little power to cause big damages.
– Step 3 – the stressor needs to be eliminated or changed by encouraging
employees to be more resistance to stress and by changing/eliminating the
stressor. This is a reference to what I have been repeating constantly, to
change positions in order to be exposed to higher levels of stress causes.
Since we will ask our employees to prioritize or have a trade-off between
activities, and we will take a course regarding time management.
– Step 4 – in case the stressor
cannot be changed or eliminated then other cures need to be identified such as
offering training and help to employees in coping with stress let it be by
consulting or any other successful way.
– Step 5 – after everything is
said and done then we move on to monitoring and reviewing of the process so far
by evaluating the solutions of the problems. If anything went wrong along the process,
then we return to previous steps.