HSE has identified six factors that can lead to work related stress if they are not managed properly.
Employees indicate that they are able to cope with the demands of their jobs.
Employees indicate that they are able to have a say about the way they do their work.
Employees indicate that they receive adequate information and support from their colleagues and superiors.
Employees indicate that they are not subjected to unacceptable behaviours, e.g. bullying at work.
Employees indicate that they understand their role and responsibilities.
Employees indicate that the organisation engages them frequently when undergoing an organisational change.
It is important to understand each of the six factors and how they are related to each other, as this can influence the amount of stress an individual experiences:
Understanding that these six factors can cause stress for employees can help employers and managers answer the questions: