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Control Over Work

Lack of control over the pace of work and/or the lack of authority to use their own initiative are part of the HSE Stress Standards. We do not see this as a major issue but about 2% of management support requests are about this issue. Our experienced Counsellors can provide useful independent advice in addition to that available internally in how to handle such situations.

It is the role of a manager to ensure that operational priorities are delivered whilst supporting wherever possible work life balance for their employees to maintain manageable levels of pressure.  A helpful exercise to complete on your own or with your team is the self assessment inventory. 

If you feel you would like some more tailored individual support call our 24/7 freephone helpline on 0800 111 6387 to access telephone or face to face counselling. 

For practical support as a manager call one of our Counsellors on 0800 111 6385 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.