Over-Stress Diminishes Profits:
13 no-nonsense strategies to boost profits by protecting people
e-Report No. 14, ISBN 1 901810 08 0
Stress could diminish profits.
Stress management courses are an admission that it is too late – health and productivity are already affected!
Yes, the stress management courses may help. But don’t you want to prevent over-stress taking hold in the first place?
As a senior manager, you already know that unreasonable stress causes low morale, increased mistakes, absenteeism and illness. This all impact on profits. You don’t need long-winded lectures on how bad over-stress is for people’s health and ultimately their productivity.
This is not just an e-book. It is a Senior Managers' briefing giving hard-won practical advice from real experience. After a quick two-hour read you’ll have the high-level insights and background needed to:
- Direct your managers to put in place simple non-bureaucratic systems to stop over-stress arising in the first place.
- Evaluate your current stress policies to see if they really do contribute to reducing over-stress.
- Ask pertinent and testing questions of external consultants you may hire to help deal with stress management.
- Prove to regulatory agencies that you do care and that you are doing all that is reasonably possible.
|Table of Contents|
|1.0||Introduction – being practical and realistic about stress management||1|
|1.1||You don’t need lengthy definitions||2|
|1.2||Avoid stress climate surveys||4|
|1.3||Avoid the bureaucracy and waste of standards||5|
|1.5||Summary: keep it simple||7|
|2.0||Remember stress factors when recruiting||8|
|2.1||Ask specific questions to test for ability to cope with stress||8|
|2.2||A concrete example of taking stress factors into account in job interviews||9|
|3.0||Find ways to reduce the stress factors in jobs||11|
|3.1||Examples of stress generators||12|
|4.0||Job descriptions – clarity on what is required||14|
|4.1||Try this experiment||14|
|4.2||Huge problems and over-stress from lack of job clarity||14|
|4.3||An example of lack of job descriptions leading to over-stress||15|
|4.4||Straightforward job descriptions to avoid over-stress||16|
|4.5||A sample job description showing the level of clarity||18|
|5.0||Job training to enhance competence and boost confidence||20|
|6.0||Train managers and supervisors in people management||23|
|6.1||An example of the content for a straightforward leadership workshop focusing on people issues||26|
|7.0||Take time to listen and act||28|
|7.1||Stopping minor issues developing into major over-stress||28|
|7.2||Treating stress complaints seriously||29|
|7.3||Fixing a serious over-stress situation||29|
|8.0||Keep referring to stress in newsletters, reports, speeches and meetings||30|
|9.0||Offer stress management workshops and literature||31|
|9.1||Advice on paper and CD-ROM||31|
|9.2||Stress management workshops||32|
|9.3||Sample content for a half-day stress management workshop||34|
|10.0||Two ways to monitor stress levels that give clear solutions and time lead to even better individual and departmental performance||35|
|10.1||Use a stress monitor sheet||35|
|10.2||Use performance appraisals more effectively for stress management||36|
|11.0||Show willingness to help people with personal problems||38|
|11.1||Helping people domestically helps business performance||39|
|12.0||Mention stress in the employee handbook and during induction sessions||42|
|13.0||Have clear and concise written policies and procedures||43|
|14.0||Conclusion- good business, keeping evidence and keeping things in perspective||44|
|14.1||Keeping the evidence||45|
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Fee: £67.97 (excluding VAT) Remember, this is NOT an e-book or manual just to be read. It is an in-depth PRACTICAL guide on what to do to prevent over-stress arising and to show employees and regulatory authorities that you do take over-stress seriously. Click the order button and you’ll go through to the secure Clickbank site. When your card payment is accepted, you’ll see a “thank you” page where you can immediately download the e-Briefing in PDF format and get a free copy of Adobe Reader, if you don’t already have it.