The organization must help its employees cope with stress. List the various resources an organization can provide to help employees cope with stressors
One way that organizations provide resources to employees is through training interventions aimed at increasing job-related competencies and skills. Employees who possess more competencies and skills can handle more demands before they begin to appraise these demands as overly taxing or exceeding their capacity (Greenberg, 2001). Training that increases employee competencies and skills is also beneficial to the extent that it promotes a sense that the demands are more controllable, and as we discussed in a previous section, a sense of control promotes problem-focused coping strategies.
A second way that organizations provide resources to employees so that they can cope more effectively is through supportive practices that help employees manage and balance the demands that exist in the different roles they have (Greenberg, 2013). For example, organizations use flextime to give employees some degree of latitude in terms of which hours they need to be present at the workplace. Flexible working hours give employees the ability to cope with demands away from work, so they don’t have to worry about these demands while they’re at work. Some organizations allow telecommuting on a part-time basis.