Even before the pandemic of 2020, anxiety was crippling the performance of workers – especially young employees. Today it is affecting productivity and leading to ghosting and burnout.
When the Wall Street Journal covered the anxiety epidemic at work, the first experts featured were New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. In their major new spring 2021 release for Harper Business, “Anxiety at Work,” they offer 8 tactics for managers to help their employees build resilience.
They offer strategies to:
- Spot the signs of employees hiding anxiety
- Alleviate stress
- Manage uncertainty
- Have people speak up when feeling overwhelmed
- Beat perfectionism and get things done
- Instill an ethic of inclusion and support