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Helping Employees Manage Stress

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Everyone reacts to stress differently. Offering a single stress relieving activity like yoga classes won't please everyone.  To find out what your employees need , consider offering a survey measuring stress levels and asking what stress-relieving activities each employee enjoys. 

Take the most popular choices and act on them.  Negotiate discounted memberships at local gyms, bring in yoga teachers, hire a licensed masseuse to give chair massages. Some companies have a quiet room for meditation breaks.  If money is an issue, partner with your health insurance company or EAP to offer something that the company can afford. 

The worst response is to do nothing and the best response is to try something and then measure the results and act accordingly.

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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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