The Effects of Stress Management Strategies on Employee Performance in Business Enterpris Case Study: Daily Monitor Publications.
Author: OKOTH SIMON PETER
Supervisor: Prisca Kobusingye
The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between “The Effects of Stress Management Strategies on Employee Performance in Business Enterprises “Daily Monitor Publications were chosen as the case study. The research was based on three objectives as follows: to examine the relationship between enough rest and productivity levels, to examine the role of good health and quality products and to establish the relationship between rewards and competitiveness.
The researcher used a case study, qualitative and quantitative and cross sectional designs. The quantitative approach was used to describe operations, processes, and characteristics of employee performance of the case study so as to know how the employees are taken care of as regards stress. The quantitative approach was employed in establishing the relationship between variables by testing their hypothesis. A questionnaire survey was designed and used to collect data. Literature was reviewed to supplement and support the research findings. Mainly textbooks academic journals, academic articles and internet were used as the major source of the literature. The findings of the study were compared to the literature review to see whether they occur or not. A total of 40 questionnaires were distributed to the potential employees in Daily Monitor publications and only 21 were answered.
The findings of the study indicated that enough rest, good health and rewards greatly lead to improved employee performance through vacations, maternity leave, national holidays, health insurance, exercises a clean workplace environment, salary bonuses and through job promotion. The conclusion was that stress management strategies have a positive effect on employee performance in business enterprises. These study findings led the researcher to recommend that management comes up with an easy to use stress interface that enables faster transitions and that employees should take some time off away from work to exercise.