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3 Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace: Employers

As an employer it can cause problems in the office to have stressed out employees. Stress causes friction between office relations, reduction in productivity, and overall drops in morale. These are obviously not side effects any boss wants so here are some tips to help reduce stress in the office.

Set clear responsibilities

A major source of stress for employees is not knowing what your role in the company really is. It is stressful enough to be expected to have a job and do it well, but even more stressful to not even know what you are supposed to be doing well. This usually happens as a result of poor communication between the boss and employee, and is very common amongst positions that change day to day (like an assistant). Be sure that all of your employees know what they are responsible for on a day to day basis.

Encourage employees to work out

Working out has been proven time and time again to reduce stress and improve focus. Providing employees with an incentive to get into better shape is a great way to reduce office stress. Some ways to incentivize working out could be, offering free or partial gym memberships, giving employees some time during breaks to hit the gym, or even something as simple as congratulating employees personally when you notice they workout.

Keep the office organized and clean

Dirty, disorganized, hectic workplaces don’t just have negative effects on people with OCD. Walking into an office that is dirty or difficult to navigate stresses everybody out, even if it is on a subconscious level. Conversely, walking into an orderly and sterile environment is naturally calming.

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