Leverage coaching skills to reduce work related stress

How effectively does your organization prepare its leaders to obtain the skills required to support employees to solve work-related problems? For some, this may sound like an odd question, without context. Why this is an important question to ask is that employees who can’t solve work-related problems are at risk for increased stress load. Employees experience bad stress whenever they experience a difference between what they have and what they want. Until the problem is solved, the risk for accumulating bad stress increases. Negative work-related stress often negatively influences employees’ thinking, emotions and behaviour.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.