What’s going on for individuals and your team? Stress affects us all at different times and in different ways. Have you noticed anything that might be a sign of stress?
A change in the way someone thinks, feels or acts can be a sign of stress, for example:
- taking more time off
- Arriving for work later
- twitchy or nervous
- mood swings
- being withdrawn
- loss of motivation, commitment and confidence
- increased emotional reactions – being more tearful, sensitive or aggressive.
Signs of stress in teams can look like:
- higher staff turnover
- more reports of stress
- more sickness absence
- decreased performance
- more complaints and grievances.
There are six main areas that may cause work-related stress or issues if not managed well:
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