HSE continue to support the stress management standards though accepted there were limitations. The way forward is -seemingly – to identify weaknesses in managers and demonstrate what a good manager looks like. The way to find this out is – seemingly- to ask his employees.
In another presentation – in what were seemingly ideal management conditions, workers tended to overwork.
Both presentations adopted a position that the only way to tackle stress was at an ever increasingly sophisticated organisational level.
In our view, this opinion was more about power politics than about evidence.