Supervisors and line managers have a vital role to play in preventing and dealing with stress. In summary, they should:
be fully aware of their employer’s stress management policy and understand its importance
ensure that it is communicated to their staff
identify the risks affecting their particular part of the organisation
address sources of stress
watch out for signs of stress in individual members of staff, and in themselves
set a good example themselves
avoid putting any unnecessary pressure on their staff
understand what action needs to be taken if a team member is stressed
ask for help when required.
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