Many employees and business owners are working from home as a result of COVID-19, here’s how they can manage their stress during this time.
Financial worries are keeping SME owners up at night. Faced with a host of daily challenges, ranging from meeting the needs of customers and employees to securing new business and managing cash flow.
It’s inevitable; the workplace can be a breeding ground for stress. So it’s important that businesses take this into consideration if they want to recruit and retain today’s top talent. Begin by understanding the differences between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forms of stress, and the different effects they can have on workplace productivity and wellbeing.
We’re expected to perform at a consistently high level at work. But we’re only human and are bound to flounder at some point. So how do we avoid burnout? The answer is to take attention to the place where we feel stress and fatigue (our brains), and practice mindful cleansing, which can be done within the office.
Juliet Barratt, co-founder of Grenade, unveils her tips for managing stress when you’re running a business that never sleeps.
Dr Shan Hussain is a health and wellness consultant, and the CEO and founder of the Health Studio. Here, he tells us why nailing wellness in your business is so important.
Firstly, let me deal with an urban myth which says the more hours you work, the more you will get done.
It’s the start of the school summer holidays and the world, for a short while, slows down as “out-of-office” emails outweigh the amount of people at their desks. But while many bosses stress about this period, they should actually be taking leave as well, says columnist Charlie Mullins.
If stress is becoming an issue, coffee breaks can help alleviate the pressure. They can also help even the healthiest employees be more effective.
The biggest cause of stress amongst UK workers today is financial worry, with most staff admitting to being stressed about not having enough money. New research from Neyber reveals why this may lie at the root of UK’s productivity puzzle.
The CIPD has published its annual report on employee absence and wellbeing, revealing that “there are grounds for concern”. However, companies have employed various methods to combat presenteeism and boost staff health.
Remaining in a job you hate is more common than you realise, even if you’re high up the corporate ladder. This is something I identified with, that was, until I left my comfortable management position to become my own boss and freed myself from the 9-5.