Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Many years ago, going to work filled me with dread. I became ill, taking sick leave to cope with severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The problem was workplace stress. The cause was my manager. I ended up leaving that job and haven’t experienced any such problems since. But sadly, workplace… Continue reading Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

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Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed

Imagine feeling light headed, having difficulty sleeping and constantly feeling run-down. Imagine regular anxiety attacks and frequent indigestion. Now imagine arriving at your workplace, looking at the building, and being filled with dread. I’m not talking about some infectious disease or accident, but a condition called work-related stress. Nor am I exaggerating. What I’ve described… Continue reading To prevent work stress, look at how your organisation is managed