Get Your Team De-Stressed
Work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, anxiety and burnout are not uncommon. Investing in your team’s personal growth and development is the first step in supporting sustainable productivity.
HBR has published a great post by Wisdom Labs’s Rich Fernandez, where he outlines various approaches one can take. These include:
- Focus on employees’ growth and development
- Model and encourage well-being practices
- Allow time to disconnect outside of work
- Train the brain to deal with chaos
- Emphasize “monotasking” for better focus (I’ve written previously about how ‘multitasking’ is a myth)
- Be purposeful about “gap” time during the work day, or slow periods over the course of the working year
- Exercise empathy and compassion
It’s important to be sensitive to employees — in our results-driven world, symptoms of stress and burnout are often masked because they are perceived as a sign of weakness.
Fernandez ends by saying: “Personal development makes each person, and the entire team, better, enabling higher performance and engagement over time. Doing well at work and encouraging people to feel well isn’t just possible — it’s the foundation of a high-performance team.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Take 20 minutes out of your busy Friday to read this — there are bound to be some nuggets that you can apply to your own business — or your own life.
Read the full article at HBR.