Test your knowledge about some of the approaches to workplace mental health issues found within this website.
We can work hard and we can work fast, but not all the time.
Avoid under-loading employees - trying to "look busy" and fearing they are not valuable is stressful for an employee.
Avoid overloading employees - tell them you expect a good day's work and will be happy to clarify priorities with them when the work cannot reasonably be completed on time.
Provide time to recover from demanding tasks - don't expect employees to go from one high pressure project to another.
Make sure your employees have sufficient knowledge, training, skills and resources to do their job well. Training must be updated on a regular basis, after absences of more than 12 weeks, and when the processes change.
Balance out the level of demand with the level of discretion or control over the job. Higher demands should mean higher levels of discretion.
The following are links to resources that may be of interest to you. If you click on a link you may be entering a third party website not maintained or controlled in any way by Great-West Life.