From the first e-Activity, one key strategy that managers may use in order to combat workplace stress productively in today’s work environment is to develop and promote emotional intelligence among their employees. Emotional intelligence, or the ability to recognize and manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others, can be a powerful tool in reducing stress and improving overall workplace morale.
Managers can encourage emotional intelligence by giving employees the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts in an open and safe environment. This could be done through group meetings, one-on-one checks-ins or team meetings. Employees may also be encouraged to practice meditation and yoga as a way to reduce stress and improve emotional regulation.
Managers can also offer emotional intelligence training for employees to help them recognize and manage emotions. Managers can improve the work environment, reduce stress, and increase job satisfaction by investing in their emotional intelligence.
A second e-Activity shows that a admired business leader can use a transformative leadership style. That style helps to make a difference in the success of his/her business. These leaders are able to inspire and motivate their followers to achieve their goals, as well as to be better people. The leaders create a common vision, and empower their team to develop and grow. This leads to increased engagement and dedication.
The admired business leader’s ability to inspire, motivate and empower their team can be seen in the way they set high standards and expectations while providing support and guidance to achieve those standards. They create an environment of trust and accountability among their team by providing direction and challenging goals.
They set the example for their staff and are open to making sacrifices on behalf of the company and their colleagues. Their ability to recognize and reward individual contributions helps create an engaged and positive team culture.
- Goleman, D. (1995). The importance of emotional intelligence: More than just IQ. New York: Bantam.
- Bass, B.M. (1998). (1998). Transformational leadership: Educational, industrial, and military impact. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in Mahwah, NJ