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Photo of stressed men"The Management Standards will help employers identify and manage stress at work by providing a framework to pinpoint particular causes of stress as well as achievable solutions." CIPD

The Health & Safety Executive’s Management Standards.

The Management Standards represent a set of conditions that reflect high levels of health, well being and organisational performance. The standards address 6 key areas of work that, if properly managed, can help to reduce work related stress.

The standards are as follows:

  1. Demands: Workload, work patterns, and the work environment.
  2. Control: How much say the person has in the way they do their work.
  3. Support: The encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues
  4. Relationship: Promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour.
  5. Role: Whether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that the person does not have conflicting roles.
  6. Change: How organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation

HSEThe Health & Safety Executive website has more information.

ISMA logoInternational Stress Management Association UK (ISMAUK)
The International Stress Management Association UK is a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership. It exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. It sets professional standards for the benefit of individuals and organisations using the services of its members.

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