Stress and Management In The Workplace: How It Affects Your Productivity
We’ve all been there, stressing out over little things that make our workdays harder and our jobs even more demanding.
It’s true that stress is everywhere around us – but can it be stopped somehow?
Perhaps the only reason to prevent stress in the workplace is to understand the serious issues that it may cause – specifically to your productivity.
The Mental Exhaustion That Stress Creates Is Hard To Cure.
When you are stressed, you are mentally exhausted from all the worries and anxieties and the tension that is building on and on by the environment surrounding you.
Obviously, you can be continuously distracted and in some cases prone to making costly, harmful and even fatal mistakes on your job.
Aside from the productivity, your health suffers as well.
- sleep disorders, stress can eat you from the inside and is proven to affect your cardiovascular system
- gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal system.
There has been a lot of research on the ‘stress and productivity’ topic, and every single result showed that stress reduces productivity by up to 40%.
The causes of stress in the workplace can come from the top management or the pressure created as a result of inadequate staffing, inadequate training. Family commitments, commutes, finances and a lot more.
Additionally, it can also come from technology which makes employees available outside working hours. Coming from the 24/7 mentally and everyone wanting and demanding immediate results.
The truth is, highly stressed employees are always prone to taking a day or two off to recalibrate their stress levels – and in a lot of cases- end up with health issues because of the stress and its serious effects.
So, Is There A Way Out?
If you want to learn how to control your stress in the workplace, you should know that the process is not as easy as you may think. However, some of the steps you can take include tracking your stressors, developing healthy responses, establishing boundaries and taking time to recharge.
However, some of the steps you can take include tracking your stressors, developing healthy responses, establishing boundaries and taking time to recharge. There are many strategies I teach including but not limited to.
- Going for walks
- Meeting your friends socially and relaxing
- Eating well
- Being Mindful
- Have Strategies
Getting professional support can help you be motivated, inspired and empowered giving you strategies on how to deal with stress in the workplace, all while improving your productivity and putting your health out of the entire story.