Managing people

Stress Management, Leadership Stress Survey in an Australian Small Business: The Taskmaster

Conduct a stress test

By Taskmaster
Friday, 23 March 2012

taskmasterToday I’ve decided I am going to pick at some scabs. I’m going to walk into Taskmaster Enterprises and instruct all my managers to go to all the direct reports and ask a simple question: What is stressing you out?


Actually, it’s not a simple question to ask. It’s quite confronting. Entrepreneurs and even managers don’t like to be made aware of new problems, because their lives are so busy sorting out existing ones. Ask people about their problems and you may well have to solve them.


But don’t be afraid. Finding out what is bugging people will make your business better.


You’ll find out where the bottle-necks and sticking points are in your processes.


You’ll get an idea of who is performing well and who isn’t.


You’ll be able to spot which areas of the business need resources and which don’t.


You will also find out that de-stressing people isn’t that hard. A lot of their problems will be relatively minor and easily fixed.


It won’t be fun, but it must be done.


Get it done – today!

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

Invalid Input

Follow us

StartupSmart on Twitter StartupSmart on Facebook StartupSmart on LinkedIn StartupSmart on Google+

Subscribe to StartupSmart RSS feeds


  • 2012 Young Entrepreneurs Mentoring Program
    This mentoring program is ONLY for entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years with a passion and ambition for entrepreneurship who have been working in their...

  • Innovation Through Technology
        The world's most successful businesses are harnessing the power of technology. Regardless of the size of your business, you too can use all the cool t...

  • Strategic Lead Generation
    You may have heard the phrase "The Money Is In The List" -- and for a very good reason. Your potential income is directly related to the quantity and quality...

  • WeTeachMe Melbourne Gala: Startup and Business Speed Teaching
    Come along to a soiree of networking and brain-picking conversations for the startups and businesses on the prowl for that umph of inspiration that will take...

  • Me & My Mentor
    The story begins: A brave woman starts her own business... She wants to be her own boss, set her own salary and experience the rewards of financial...

Sponsored Links

Our Partners