About This Chapter
Managing Stress With a Supportive Work Environment - Chapter Summary
In this helpful chapter, our expert instructors explain how to manage stress with a supportive work environment. In video lessons specifically designed for supervisors, your team leaders will review the process of supporting your employees and the definition of the communication climate as well as autonomy as it relates to management. This chapter works well as a resource for a training seminar or to assign to your supervisory teams to study at their convenience.
How It Helps
- Provides knowledge: New supervisors or team leaders who don't have much experience with creating a supportive work environment to manage stress will learn the information they need to know from these lessons.
- Boosts morale: Employees who are supported by their managers and treated with respect are happier in their jobs and more productive as a result.
- Focuses on supervisory needs: Rather than modifying stress management instruction for your supervisory teams, this chapter and the lessons found in it are already designed for the unique needs of supervisors in the workplace.
Your supervisors will learn how to do the following in this chapter:
- Understand the manager's role in providing a supportive work environment
- Support and stand behind employees
- Treat all employees with respect
- Define the concept of the communication climate
- Provide a definition and examples of positive feedback
- Explain autonomy in management with examples
- Outline job flexibility in the workplace
1. The Manager's Role in Providing a Supportive Work Environment
Creating a supportive work environment means giving employees feedback, flexibility, and freedom over some of their work. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the manager's role in building a supportive workplace.
2. How to Support & Stand Behind Your Employees
In this lesson, you will learn how to build supportive working relationships with employees. You will also learn tips for maintaining good practices of communication, understanding needs, and making ethical decisions.
3. Treating Your Employees With Respect
Being a great leader requires many skills and attributes. One of the most critical is showing respect for your team and setting an example for your employees. This lesson will discuss respect in greater detail.
4. Communication Climate: Definition & Concept
Communication climate refers to the tone of relationships between people who work or live together. This lesson teaches about the types of communication climates and how people behave within them.
5. Positive Feedback: Definition & Examples
Do you like feeling appreciated? Is it important to be recognized when you've contributed to a project at work? Providing positive feedback is an important part of being a good leader. This lesson explains how to effectively implement positive feedback.
6. What Is Autonomy in Management? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about autonomy in management, what it is, and how it plays out in the workplace. We will also discuss its implications and look at some examples.
7. Job Flexibility in the Workplace
It's tough to find the right balance between work and life, but many employers are helping to make that task a little easier. Watch this lesson to learn about job flexibility in the workplace, including flextime, a compressed workweek, and telecommuting.
8. Practical Application: Delivering Positive Feedback in the Workplace
Here we'll be looking at scenarios in which a supervisor must deliver positive feedback to an employee in a way that creates a meaningful impact. We'll consider different strategies to use and how to approach the situation yourself in your own work environment.
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