Frequently using a computer without breaks can further increase the risk of stress. Whether 5 minutes or 15, encourage your employees to take regular breaks from their computers.
Employees spend a lot of time with their co-workers. The more they enjoy it, the happier the work place will be. Setting aside time during the week for employees to come together is a great morale booster for the entire office.
3. Meditation is relaxing, but what scientists are also discovering is that meditation actually rewires the body to stress less. It can also help your employees boost cognitive function and reduce anxiety.
4. Get up and walk away from your desk-get some coffee or water, make copies, or schedule a walk around the block. A 15-inute break can reduce any stress that may have built up during the workday.
5. Sitting all day can lead to stiff muscles and, worse, disease. Schedule time for your employees to stretch it out. With millions of videos and articles online, you can quickly send your employees short stretching tutorials.
There is nothing worse than being kept in the dark, especially in regard to your job. Keep your team abreast of the latest developments and departmental changes. Open communication between senior management and employees is important as well. Share your organization’s overall business goals, policies and visions to provide direction, build trust and respect, and reduce stress.
Accessibility and an open line of communication fosters a sense of security and support. When stress is high, let your employees know that they can stop by with any workplace concerns. Then, work with your employee to pinpoint the cause of their stress and create a plan to relieve the pressure.
Stress eating doesn’t have to be all bad. There are certain food that “truly comfort and calm for healthy stress relief.” Make sure you stock healthy snacks throughout the office.
Workplace flexibility can have a dramatic impact on stress. It can reduce commute times, provide better work/life balance and even allow employees to ensure they have quite time to work. If possible, let your employees adopt a flexible work schedule.