Everywhere I look nowadays I see something about stress and reducing stress. When my doctor inquired about my stress level, he seems shocked when I said "Zero". I guess most of his patients feel stress. I just don't. I have a friend who was nice enough to point out all the things that I should be stressed about, "kids, work, money". Thanks for that buddy, but nope, still not feeling stressed.
I’ve been receiving a series of emails lately from a highly regarded organization with the subject line “How to Be Human at Work.”
My first thought was, "Funny. Aren’t we being human all the time?"
For most of us it's not that we’re being inhuman at work, but I understand the point.
Remember the early 90s, when the mobile phones were not there. The only way to communicate to an out of office employee was landline phone or personal message via a colleague. Today there is no distinction between professional and personal lives as we are always connected.
In recent times, more and more attention is given to the importance of mental health in the workplace. We now know what is at stake when we don’t create safe, sound working environments. In Australia, mental health compensation claims annually cost $145.9 million and the resulting absenteeism costs a further $4.7 billion.
In today’s competitive work environment, the one thing that makes you stand out as a company is your people. When Dale Carnegie Training conducted a study of 1,500 employees, they discovered engaged employees significantly outperform. But how do you effectively engage your employees? Get creative!