Stress management in Indian organizations

One of the most serious problems organizations are facing today is stress. Stress is now an indispensable part of our lives. There are many reasons behind increasing stress levels at workplace. Which includes rising targets, strict deadlines, stiff competition, hectic working hours, turbulent work environment, increasing ambitions and conflict among staff, misleading organizational policies, and lack of proper communication in the organization.

Stress leads to reduced productivity

Every organization is working on methods to cope up with this situation because stress negatively affects the mental and physical health of employees and causes reduced productivity. Stress leads to increased absenteeism resulting into more mistakes which further causes friction and conflict in the organization. All this may prove very risky for the reputation of the organization.

Stress management

Stress management is need of the hour for Indian organizations. Organizations employ various methods to manage stress among their employees. Such methods include providing:

  • Healthy and hygienic work environment.
  • Fair compensation.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Proper feedback mechanism.
  • Insurance options.
  • Proper leaves and holiday options.
  • Training and job security so that employees feel motivated to work.

Some organizations even employ counselors to deal with stress related problems of employees. Activities like picnics, outdoor sports, stress management seminars and lectures are also undertaken by organizations to reduce stress levels among their staff.

Increasing competition in the global market has compelled Indian organizations to deal with stress management issues on a priority basis. Organizations are spending good amounts on stress management techniques because it is essential for their long-run survival and growth.

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Ankita Agarwal

Analyst at Project Guru
Ankita is working with the editorial board of Project Guru as a Research Analyst and Writer. With Masters in Commerce and Business Studies, Ankita learned much of what she knows about management through experience. She has previously worked in various financial institutions like Birla Global, HDFC Ltd. and Citi Financial. She is self-motivated and writes for the Knowledge Tank section of Project Guru. She has authored more than 80 articles so far in Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Finance and Marketing. She likes to pen her thoughts about the latest issues gripping these areas across the world.
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