Why is early intervention important?
Identifying workplace stressors and implementing interventions during the early phases lessen the harmful effects and provide support to employees to cope with stressful situations. Below are some intervention strategies that employers can consider:
Table 1: Intervention strategies
Prevent harm by managing workplace psychosocial risks
Manage stress by increasing worker’s coping skills
support employees suffering from stress and burnout
Develop skills to build resilience, job design and workload management
Stress management training
Employee-assistance programmes e.g. short-term counselling
What are the benefits of managing workplace stress?