Stress Management in the Workplace

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ORG 5270: Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace 1
Week 2 Online Writing Assignment

Consultant For Methodist Hospital: "Stress Management Module"

Tomeka Flowers

ORG 5270

University of the Rockies

ORG 5270: Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace 2
Week 2 Online Writing Assignment

Abstract
In recent months Methodist Hospital have developed a stress management program. The organization is struggling in their ability consistently manage the program. Though stress management program was designed to offer services that can be beneficial and to their staff, they seem to be able to inspire employees to take advantage of these services. As a result, if not utilized by employees, the program is
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They can also determine if these factors are company-wide or specific to certain departments. Survey all employees. Create a survey to asking the employees about the stressors faced both on-the-job and off. Offer Confidentiality: Do not single out employees dealing with stress, and reprimand anyone who does. Singling out employees or discussing their issues is illegal and can result in a law suit costing millions of dollars. Incentives: Offer the employee a discount or some type of reward for participating. This can increase the enrollment in the stress management program. As a result, employee morale is improved as well as productivity on the job. Company-wide social activities: “Employees are less stressed when given the opportunity to socialize with coworkers, research shows. Options range from the simple, such as the use of

ORG 5270: Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace 6 Week 2 Online Writing Assignment games and contests, to the more involved such as company retreats with a menu of social activities (Health Advocate, Inc. 2009).” Offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). EAPs can lead to a decrease in worker’s compensation claims, absenteeism and employer healthcare costs. Environment Change: Institute a quiet break room: In order to decrease stress on the job, consider a designated quiet room for employees
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