IT Management Slideshow: Stress Overload: Six Signs and Five Ways to Cope

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-31-2011

Six Signs of Stress Overload

"Catastrophizing," or imagining that horrible disasters will come about from minor errors or circumstances.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Constantly misplacing or losing things.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Impulsively acquiring things without needed research.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Losing emotional control, even getting tearful.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Getting sloppy on organizational details, as well as losing efficiency edge.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Becoming increasingly angry and irritated.

Six Signs of Stress Overload

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Have them focus on completing small projects, or break up a larger project into small, do-able parts.

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Persuade them to set aside time each day to work on something enjoyable.

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Ask them to allocate a regular distraction-free window within each day.

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Foster collaboration by having them work with trusted colleagues to seek possible solutions to stress-causing problems.

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress

Take the initiative to help them prioritize their responsibilities.

Five Ways to Help Your IT Employees Deal with Stress