A business can be stressed out all by itself, says a leading business management professor.
But if the job market has not improved, there is a risk that a business will be stressed and in need of some stress management training.
“There’s no way you can take a stress management class,” said Bruce Davenport, a senior lecturer in business at the University of Western Australia.
“It’s a very narrow skill set.”
If a business is in a high-stress period, or has not been able to find enough work to support the employees, he said, it is likely to need more stress management.
He recommended a stress education that includes how to deal with stress, and how to manage stress effectively.
There is a lot of literature out there about the importance of stress management, but there are no easy and cheap answers.
“People are trying to solve the stress problem,” he said.
“I would rather teach stress management as a skill and let the person who is really working on it do the hard work and see what comes out.”
Mr. Davenworth said businesses that are facing a high number of people moving from Australia to New Zealand or elsewhere may need to address the stress associated with this migration.
A lot of the research he and other business experts have done has shown that there are a lot more people in New Zealand than Australia, and more than 30 per cent of people in the country are now overseas.
Some businesses are seeing their stress levels increase, and that can have serious implications for their ability to thrive.
For example, one of the reasons why the number of new jobs in Australia has dropped is the economic downturn, said Mr. Molloy.
But in some industries, including the mining and energy industries, the jobs have not been available.
“The industry is looking for people to do those jobs, and the demand has not gone down,” he added.
He said some of these industries are likely to face more stress in the future because of the high number and volume of people that are leaving.
Mr. Harker, a former senior manager at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, said there are also issues in the way the workplace is structured, and if people are having trouble managing stress.
“If people are not able to do their job properly and their behaviour is not good, you’re going to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people,” he explained.
“And that is one of those areas where I think the government needs to have its eye on.”
For some people, the work is not stress-free, and they are able to cope.
“Some of the workers are able … to go on with their jobs,” he noted.
But for others, the stress level is not just chronic, but can affect their ability or ability to function.
Some people have a disability, such as autism or intellectual disability.
“So for them, they are not just going to do what you would expect them to do.
And if they’re not working, they can’t get paid,” he pointed out.
Some workers are struggling financially because of stress.
For many people, their financial situation is not a priority, and it is a challenge to cope financially while dealing with their illness.
“We are really trying to support them,” Mr. Breen said.
He noted that there is no standard way to manage financial stress, so the person may not always have the financial means to support themselves.
“In fact, there are people that go into debt for things like dental work that are not going to make much sense for people with a disability,” he argued.
The stress management approach Mr. Jansen said stress management was something that was well understood and could help people manage their stress.
But it can also have a negative effect on other areas of the business.
“When we talk about the workplace and it comes down to business as usual, we should be talking about a management role.
There are a range of ways that people can manage their emotions,” he suggested.
For the business owner, stress management is about managing the stress. “
You have to be mindful that these are your decisions.”
For the business owner, stress management is about managing the stress.
It is about making sure that everything is in place so that when the next crisis hits, the business is prepared.
“What’s happening is you’re getting a bit too much stress,” Mr Harkay said.
If you or anyone you know needs help with stress management or if you would like to talk about this topic, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.