There are many reasons why anxiety can attach itself to your job or career. We live in a time of high expectations and job-stress. Here are some ideas to help you bounce back.
Appreciation is an even better motivator than money, but it’s still rare to find gratitude around the workplace.
Career anxiety – insecurity about life associated with work – will worry most of us at some stage of our lives. Alain de Botton relieves some of the pressure with this entertaining video.
The world of work is replete with good ideas that don't er... work. Innovation sounds great but beware of propaganda that perpetuates dodgy thinking, and check the facts. Otherwise you'll find out how going with the herd tramples on genuine transformation.
Open plan is meant to improve productivity and efficiency. Cost-obsessed employers seem oblivious to what people really think about working this way, and the damage to morale and productivity. The research is showing that removing walls may take down some of the barriers, but it also increases some of the problems it is meant to fix.
In these pressured times how to get more done and enjoy it more seems like a tall order, but it is entirely possible. Being able to function well in times of high demand depends on our levels of resilience. Start today by doing one simple thing.
The National Bullying Helpline has suspended services temporarily and announced that it is considering its future after it went public and said "three or four" Downing Street employees had called its helpline. The HSE, in its study Bullying at work: a review of the literature, says that there are over the half a million cases of work-related stress reported each year in the UK and that, on average, each case results in 29 working days lost. Bullying is the cause of 10-20% of this, the report estimates.
In difficult economic times the relationship between employees and employers is often tested. Trust suffers and staff turnover increases. But it need not be so. Creating an ethical company is low cost and high-reward.
The idea that to be successful you must not take a break, you must push yourself hard, permeates westernised cultures. But that's not resilience.
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