About This Chapter
Managing Organizational Stress - Chapter Summary
Assign this chapter to your company's supervisors to help them learn about organizational stress management methods. The chapter includes short and expertly taught lessons about organizational stress management tools and programs, such as job redesign, employee assistance programs and social support.
The chapter comes with short quizzes to help your supervisors reinforce their understanding of the material. If they have any questions about what was presented, they'll be able to submit them to our instructors online. We've also made the chapter accessible on any Internet-connected device so your supervisors can learn whenever they have free time.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: The chapter helps supervisors develop a thorough awareness of organizational stress management concepts.
- Covers multiple methods: The chapter examines several tools, methods and programs that can be used to manage/reduce organizational stress.
- Improves stress management skills: Supervisors who study these lessons can strengthen their abilities to reduce stress in the workplace.
By the end of the chapter, your company's supervisors should be able to:
- Describe the functions of several organizational stress reduction tools
- Explain how job redesign can be used to reduce organizational stress
- Reduce organizational stress through goal setting and social support
- Discuss the benefits of employee assistance programs in terms of organizational stress reduction
1. Tools for Reducing Organizational Stress
Managing organizational stress can be achieved with a few helpful workplace tools. In this lesson, you'll learn more about strategies managers can implement to reduce stress on the job.
2. Job Redesign as a Tool for Reducing Organizational Stress
Employees who are unmotivated an unsatisfied often increase cost and reduce productivity. This lesson explores techniques for reducing organizational stress by maximizing employee satisfaction through job redesign.
3. Goal Setting for Reducing Organizational Stress
Insecurity and uncertainty are significant sources of organizational stress. This lesson explores practical ways that setting and achieving goals can reduce organizational stress by decreasing fear and uncertainty.
4. Social Support for Reducing Organizational Stress
Occupational stress is present in all workplaces, some more than others. This lesson provides practical ways to maximize the direct and indirect social support structure available to employees.
5. Employee Assistance Programs & Reducing Organizational Stress
Employee Assistance Programs reduce organizational stress by providing employees and supervisors a resource in difficult situations. This lesson explores how EAPs can reduce organizational stress.
6. Practical Application: Tools for Reducing Organizational Stress
This printout will help you recognize what types of organizational stress are occurring in the workplace, which tools to choose and how these tools can help reduce stress for you and your employees.
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