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Top tips for managing the impact of workplace change on health

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There are six main areas of work design which can affect stress levels. You should proactively manage these properly to maintain your team's workplace health.

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Top tips for managing the impact of workplace change on health

  1. 1. ManagingWELL Top tips for proactively managing the impact of workplace change USE AVAILABLE RESOURCES MONITOR YOUR TEAM Listen not only with your ears but also with your eyes ❖ What are they saying? ❖ Any changes in behaviour, performance or decision making over the past few days or weeks? ❖ How are they functioning as a team? BE AHEAD OF THE GAME Strategically support your team through changes and challenges ❖ Be aware of the potential impact on teams and individuals of changes and challenges ❖ Develop a support strategy and communicate this ❖ Implement a feedback mechanism KEEP IN MIND THE HSE’S GUIDANCE ON THE 6 AREAS OF WORK DESIGN There are six main areas of work design which can affect stress levels. You should manage these properly. They are: demands; control; support; relationships; role & change. Employers should assess the risks in these areas to manage stress in the workplace. CHANGE + STRESS Any type of change causes stress, however minor The level and impact of the stress response depends on the type of change, how this is implemented and whether the individual has the ability to influence the change or its implementation. Personality, psychological make up and previous experience of change are also significant factors. DON’T GET STUCK ON THE CURVE Working through the stages in the curve is healthy Identify individuals who are struggling to adapt the “new normal”. They may need additional support and encouragement to move through the curve. Contact us at admin@healthinaction.eu or on 01753 913166017 This information is for guidance only

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