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Line Manager Competency Indicator Tool

Research sponsored by the HSE, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Investors in People has identified the management behaviours that are important for preventing and reducing stress in staff; it shows that effective stress management requires a complementary set of management behaviours, which may differ in importance depending on the context and individuals involved.

The Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at work framework is designed to enable you to support managers to prevent and reduce stress in their teams - without actually increasing the workload, and therefore the stress, upon the line managers themselves. The Line Manager Competency Indicator Tool enables managers to assess whether these stress management behaviours are part of their repertoire or not, and identify any gaps in skills or behaviours. You can use this information to seek targeted help and guidance.

You could consider using the 'Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at work' framework and particularly the ‘Line Manager Competency Indicator Tool ' in a number of ways, for example:

Please note - the Excel version of this Tool was developed using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Excel 2003. We cannot guarantee that it will function correctly under any other setup. The Tool works best if it is saved to your hard drive rather than being opened from the webpage. You will need to enable the macros. If you are having problems using the Excel version, contact your IT provider or use the PDF version below.

Updated 2012-12-04