How To Handle Stressful Economic Times
Managers and employees know when a company is in economic trouble. Employees start hearing more customer complaints or the orders are slower, all part of the early warning system that the company is in trouble. So how do you manage employees in stressful economic times?
“How Managers Can Handle Stess in Times of Economic Crisis” by Diane Brady on Businessweek.com.
The first thing to remember is that you alone cannot save the company. It’s important that you don’t stay at work beyond your personal limits— you must sleep, eat and exercise. Deprivation causes more stress, a sense of a lack of control and difficulty concentrating.
The advice that is offered in the above post can be used in any stressful periods in the workplace.
- Take care of yourself
- Be open and honest with your employees
- Resist the urge to be frustrated with others…instead always treat them with respect.
We can use the above bulleted points in any area of our lives. If you take care of yourself, you have more energy and balance in order to be present with others in a respectful manner.
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