A stressful workplace is not only hazardous to employees’ health, but can also negatively affect a company’s overall wellness. Stress may translate to worker sickness, undue leave, poor work performance, and may even pose safety threats in the workplace. These and more may increase the risks of higher production costs, poor work quality, and heavy workers’ comp fees.
As such, managers and employers should learn the importance of maintaining a low level of stress in the workplace. They can do this by considering the three C’s:
- Communicate – In an accommodating way, speak with your employees about their roles, their duties, and their futures with the company
- Consult – Matters that will directly affect workers should be consulted with the workers
- Cultivate – A workplace without a friend can be an enemy. Cultivate friendship among employees by providing them fun activities that will enable them to interact, such as a mini-sports fest or a simple company outing
At WorkSTEPS, we are dedicated in ensuring workplace health through our comprehensive workplace wellness solutions tailor-fitted to your company’s needs and goals. To learn more about our services, contact our offices today at 512-617-4100.