Four years is a lot of time to spend in meetings, but that’s how long the average staff member will spend sitting around a conference table during their working career. A study highlighted that employees spend 800 hours every year or 16 hours a week in meetings on average. If the average workweek is 40 […]
Stress Can’t Be Avoided, So How Can You Help Employees Deal With It?
Let’s face it, we are all exposed to stress. How can we not be? Life exposes us to all types of bumps in the road, uncertainty, and curve balls which can wear us down and result in low energy, anger, anxiety, and sometimes, an inability to cope with life’s daily grind. It stands to reason […]
The Miami Dolphins Fiasco – A Case Study on Harassment and Bullying At Work
Employers – do you have policies in place that emphasizes your company’s position on harassment and bullying, or do you assume that bullying could never happen in your organization? If your company clearly states it’s position on workplace bullying, are your employees even aware of your policy? Do they know what the consequences are for […]
Study Shows That Kindness Makes For a Better Workplace
Does kindness at work matter? Yes, according to psychologists. Compassion and kindness have proven to be a powerful force which can actually reduce workplace stress. So how can you ensure that your staff plays nice in the office sandbox? By leading by example: Practice what you preach. If you are in a perpetual bad mood, […]
Does Workplace Stress Affect Your Bottom Line?
As a small business owner or manager, you know how much you feel the strain of workplace stress. Your employees are just as vulnerable. More than 75% of Americans report they experience anxiety over job-related issues, according to the Everest College/Harris Interactive 2011 Work Stress Survey.