Keep calm and work on: how to reduce stress at work – Christopher Jan Benitez

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man-stressed-at-work-350How do you reduce stress in an office environment?

Stress is as normal as can be in an office environment.

It is the body’s “fight or flight” response to everyday office situations such as an impending deadline, unpleasant workmates, and a heavy workload.

Over time, too much stress will take a toll on the physical and mental health of employees.

Moreover, when their health suffers, productivity and the overall growth of the organisation suffer as well.

In the US, roughly 50 per cent of the 550 million lost working days annually are from stress-related absenteeism.

This is why managers must take responsibility for keeping everyone in tip-top shape at all times.

Here are some of the proven methods of busting stress and boosting the productivity of your workforce.

Be smart with giving breaks

Remember that productivity must be inspired, not forced.

Employers must motivate their workforce to ensure quality output…

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