How can managing stress at work enhance overall well-being?
At CoolCare, our technology aims to make things easier for care homes by minimising time, repetition and stress when it comes to admin tasks. With this in mind, we’re keen to explore some additional ways of reducing stress during Stress Awareness Month.
From creating a comfortable setting to adopting new processes and techniques, there are plenty of effective ways to create a calmer working environment.
Read on to discover what you can do to promote a stress-free workplace for your employees:
managing stress at work | maintaining work/life balance.
Encouraging your employees to set aside time for themselves is key to managing stress at work.
That’s why at CoolCare, we’ve created tools to make it easier for staff to balance their workload and personal time. With our user-friendly calendar system, employees can easily view their schedule, offer to cover shifts, and book holiday time.
Additionally, our staff portal and messaging system allows managers to communicate important information to their team. Whilst there is a character limit, this feature can still be a helpful way to share quick reminders or encouraging messages.
By providing these resources, we can help reduce workplace stress and create a more productive and positive work environment.
managing stress at work | offer training.
Introducing new technologies and procedures may create pressure on your staff members. To reduce this, it may be worthwhile to provide relevant training for your employees.
By providing comprehensive and up-to-date training, you can help your employees understand and navigate the new systems, thereby reducing stress levels.
At CoolCare, we offer software with live chat features, and are on hand Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) to answer any queries. As well as this, we provide full training to ensure your team can easily use and understand our technology.
create a healthy and comfortable work environment.
Creating a healthy and comfortable work environment is essential for managing stress at work. Research shows that happy workers are 13% more productive, and a positive working environment is a significant factor in their satisfaction.
Simple touches such as providing fresh fruit, private break spaces, and decorated areas can create a comfortable and enjoyable workplace.
As well as this, establishing and maintaining good relationships with colleagues can have a positive impact on productivity. As we’ve designed our software to handle time-consuming administrative tasks, this allows you to devote more time to fostering meaningful interactions — boosting staff morale and cultivating a comfortable workplace.
host regular catch-ups.
Another strategy for managing stress at work is to host regular catch-ups and meetings with your employees. Arranging these meetings can help you to stay informed about their needs and concerns, enabling you to address any issues.
By listening and offering guidance or solutions, you can show your team that you care about their well-being and success.
At CoolCare, we offer a time and attendance feature that simplifies scheduling one-to-one meetings with your team. This allows you to choose a time that works for everyone and helps to create a regular cadence of communication.
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