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Tips on Reducing Job Related Stress
By Michael C. Dennis, MBA, CBF

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Everyone feels some job related stress. Credit professionals may experience more stress than most workers because:

  • The decisions they make can have a direct effect on the company's profitability, and

  • Any errors made are visible to anyone who cares to look for them

What can credit managers do to lower their work related stress?
Here are some ideas:

  • Make sure you know what your boss expects...misunderstandings lead to job stress.

  • Inform your manager in advance if you are not going to be able to meet a goal.

  • Make certain the goals established for you and for your department are achievable and relevant.

  • Prioritize your daily tasks --- but try to establish a daily 'Must Do' list rather than a 'To Do' list.

  • Delegate work to your subordinates to give you the time you need to concentrate on high priority tasks.

  • Keep a journal of your accomplishments and your achievements because employers usually do a great job of documenting what went wrong but spend little or no time documenting what went right.

  • Send a quarterly summary to your manager outlining your accomplishments.

  • Count to ten before responding in a stressful situation.

  • Don't stress over issues and problems that are beyond your control.

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