Stress

Psychological Stress and Strain Experienced by Employees during the Corona Pandemic

The Corona pandemic demands a lot - from employees, managers and employers. We often only notice how stressful the distance rules, the many restrictions and distanced contacts, e.g. in the home office, are when we are already in the middle of the situation. But also the fear of an illness, the actual experienced illness or even the death of colleagues or even family members or friends is stressful and creates a continuous stress reaction.

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Stress: speak up, get help

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else.

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Healthy and fit in a small company

How brainstorming meetings can help

By means of this tool, SME are e.g. enabled to optimise their workflow, to increase product quality, to improve internal organisation or to avoid stress and thus to initiate a continuous improvement process in cooperation with their staff in so-called "brainstorming meetings".

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No problem with stress – manual for supporting employees

This booklet, translated from German, analyzes workers’ behaviors and lifestyles, which must be promoted for stress prevention.

As important as it is to assess and to modify in a positive manner, whenever needed the possible “stressors” at the workplace - work organization, corporate safety climate, control of workloads etc. – it is also important that workers give their positive contribution to the goal of minimizing work-related stress.

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No problem with stress – manual for managers

This booklet, translated from German, analyzes the risk of work-related stress of managers and employers of small companies.

Also managers and employers are exposed to health risks due to work-related stress, but the question has different aspects with respects to what happens to employees.

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Eliminate stress – prevention of stress in enterprises

In the past, stress was mainly considered an individual problem that required direct intervention on each person; over the years, however, scientific evidence has accumulated about the fact that, frequently, even work organization can be at the origin of the determination and / or aggravation of stress.

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Project "Mental Health in the World of Work" (Taking the Stress out of Stress)

The project "Mental Health in the World of Work" (psyGA - Psychische Gesundheit in der Arbeitswelt) is promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The Federal Association of Company Health Insurance Funds (BKK Bundesverband) is responsible for the project management. The project aims to reduce mental stress and to promote mental health in the workplace.

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A “picnic basket” to avoid stress

Employers as well as employees can find a lot of interactive offers on this website. It contains a mix of topics which are important to handle mental strain: Management of stress, leadership and cooperation, communication, how to manage time, how to act in a healthy way in familiy enterprises and last but not least emotional competence.

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CD: That´s ok! A radio play for all who talk about safety.

It's very difficult for safety advisors to talk to their colleagues about safety. With the help of this audio production employers can improve their abilities in communication in a quite simple and entertainig way. The booklet, which is included, gives further information to improve skills in communication.

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Fit and healthy in small enterprises

Working: Stress-free - together - better

The new BG Information Sheet „Arbeiten: Entspannt - gemeinsam - besser“ (Working: Stress-free - together - better) explains how stress develops on the basis of six case examples and suggests possibilities to keep stressful work situations under control.

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