Almost everyone has to deal with daily stress, but some of us are better than others at dealing with it. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is a natural part of modern-day work life. The vast majority of people experience the bulk of stress at the office, which besides being usually unhealthy for our own wellbeing, is also a known killer of productivity. If your workplace is suffering from a lack of morale and very long turn-around times, then your employees are likely suffering the effects of built up stress; thus reducing it will likely have a positive impact on your company.
Keep Your Workplace Flexible And Agile
Crafting an office environment which perpetually engages and motivates your employees can be hard, especially with a competitive promise of other opportunities hanging over their heads. That being said, many of your employees will prefer a ‘not-on-call’ office environment to foster their productivity, which also allows them to leave the workday’s stress at the office. However, you might find that some of your employees are happier, and thus more efficient, when working in an environment of their choice.
Cut Out Multitasking
There are many people that will boast their ability to multitask as some sort of high-level intelligence, but the actual truth is that no human being is actually capable of multitasking completely. In fact, the pressure we put on ourselves to concentrate when doing it is one of those stresses that no one seems to notice. Therefore, if you want a happier and more productive workforce, ensure that they concentrate on one task at a time, and let them give it their undivided attention.
Set Your Goals
Be honest with your employees about the goals of the business, and what their role on that path is supposed to be. This not only gives them a great idea of exactly what you expect from them, but will also give them piece of mind and clarity when performing these tasks. An employee that can see their own progress to your goals, and the difference that they have made, will also feel more motivated and accountable, which will limit the stress they feel significantly.