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What are psychosocial risks and stress?
Psychosocial risks can arise from poor work design, an organisation, management, also negative issues at work such as psychological, physical and social outcomes such as work-related stress, burnout or depression. Some examples of working conditions leading to psychosocial risks which are:
Excessive workloads or too little
Conflicting demands and lack of role clarity
Little involvement in decision making which can impact on the employee and the way the job is carried out
Organisational change not well communicated or managed
Lack of support from colleagues or managers
What can be done to prevent and manage psychosocial risks?
With appropriate training, psychosocial risks and work-related stress can be prevented and successfully managed, regardless of the size of the organisation. It requires to be managed in the same systematic way as other workplace safety and health risks.
Managing stress of your employees is not only a moral obligation and a good investment for employers, it is a legal requirement. To find out more about our training please get in touch here