Workplace stress can be hidden within your business so, to mark National Stress Awareness day on Wednesday 7th November, we are taking a look at the common causes of workplace stress and some simples solutions to help you resolve this.
In 2016/2017 12.5 million working days were lost as a direct result of work-related workplace stress, depression or anxiety. 44% of these were due to problems with their workload.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) looked deeper into workplace stress and the reasons why staff were unable to cope with their work. They found that some of the most common staff complaints were:
Looking at these reasons more deeply would suggest that poor communication in the workplace, lack of information, structure and support from the employer plays a key part in these problems. Luckily the solution for all these things is simple, effective and engaging visual management!
Here at Clarity Visual Management, our tools provide easy visual solutions to improving communication across the workplace and making sure your staff have access to all the right tools and knowledge to feel confident about carrying out their duties.
Our 5S Cleaning Stations and Tool Shadow Boards ensure that time is not wasted searching for the right tool for the job. Wasting seconds, minutes or even hours gathering tools together and hunting for missing tools can be incredibly frustrating for any employee, this visual management is a fantastic way of keeping all the tools together in their proper place, making it easy to see when one is missing.
SOP Displays are designed to keep your Standard Operating Procedures easily accessible, always in their proper place and, most importantly, always in use. These will help your staff to understand the task at hand, how to achieve it and will keep this information at their fingertips. As an employer, this means that no matter who is completing the task you can ensure it is achieved to the same standard and as an employee, they feel properly informed and supported.
Visual Management Boards and Magnetic Overlays provide easy-to-understand targets, instructions and information. This allows employees to take control of their targets and visually see where they are making a difference, giving greater job satisfaction, engagement and productivity to your workforce.
Our health and safety signage allows staff to feel supported and safe while carrying out their job. This is a simple but vital part of visual management and can help you to keep your workplace accidents to an all-time low.
Our simple visual management solutions could be the key to better workplace communication and organisation, allowing your workforce to feel more empowered and in control of their workload. Getting your workplace up to scratch has never been simpler with our brand new online shop, your solutions are now just a button click away.
Here at Clarity Visual Management, we consult with clients both far and wide about how they can use visual management to achieve their goals, exceed their targets and make financial savings which would otherwise be lost to waste. We work with our clients to create a bespoke strategy that ensures visual management is set up for success before providing specific, high-quality Lean products to sustain the visual management programme and make Lean work in the organisation long-term.
You can read more about the work we’ve undertaken with our clients by browsing through our Visual Management Case Studies.
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