25. July 2010 23:00
“I feel like I’m on a treadmill moving from one deadline to another.” As a manager, this statement is one of the last things you want to hear from your employees.
Typically, stress comes from two places:
- Not knowing what to do.
- Knowing what to do but not doing it.
What can you do? How can you minimize the stress of your employees and avoid burnout?
Give them a hand. Whether it’s a brainstorming session or demonstrating how an exact task is performed…assist them in getting the next step started or completed and be sure to provide them with all the information they need to produce quality work.
Also establish easy-to-use channels of communication so they feel comfortable letting you know when there are problems (like unrealistic deadlines).
Finally, understand and demonstrate that asking for help is not a sign of weakness…but a sign of intelligence…and you will create an environment of excitement, openness, opportunity, and improved results.