The end of the year means it’s time to focus on numbers. This includes things like budgets, expenses, and taxes in order to end the year in good shape financially. With tools through technology and more, companies are learning to mitigate errors and create better efficiencies. Through looking at the larger picture, even other businesses are taking a closer look at their analytics to make better, more informed decisions regarding financials. While the businesses are looking to protect the financial health of the entity, they often leave out two important things: the health of the culture in the company and the health of the employees who work there.
Businesses and Reasons to Stress
While the end of the year brings about the holidays and some of the happiest times of the year, it also becomes one of the most stressful times of the year for many. The stress is often magnified in those who work in a tense environment. In fact, work-related stress is a huge problem that is costs as much if not more than $300 billion each year in the United States alone. This isn’t even accounting for the massive number of deaths related to work stress.
There are four main causes of stress in the workplace: workloads, issues with people, managing personal and work, and a lack in job security. The workload is an issue that happens around busy times of the year, especially at the end when the workload increases, but the timelines get shorter. The mixed personalities in the workplace often make for stress as well, and many people struggle to manage both their home and work lives during the holidays. Finally, the lack of security in their job is a major cause for work-related stress in many employees.
Causes of Stress in the Workplace
Lower job control
No health insurance
Shift work exposure
Higher job demands
Low justice in the organization
Low work social support
These stressors are so high that they have been responsible for as many as 120,000 deaths each year. Nowadays, companies are working hard to focus on their tasks to create a better work environment that keeps employees both happy and healthy.
How Payment Networks Help Businesses Thrive
The University of Michigan has several tips for creating a better balance in the workplace.
Treat yourself kindly by avoiding self-criticism.
Take care of your physical health since it can help improve your mental health.
Be surrounded by people that good and have a healthy support system.
Volunteer sometimes whether that be with time, money, or energy.
Learn to cope with your stress better to maintain a better balance
Become more mindful and relaxed to encourage more positivity.
Create more realistic goals.
Be spontaneous and break up the monotony in the workplace.
Avoid the use of drugs or alcohol.
Get help if and when you need help.
These things are all being taking into consideration by employers and business owners everywhere. It is important to take care of your employees and yourself during times of great stress, especially during the holidays and the end of the year.
Latest posts by Julia Pellot (see all)
- How Smartphones Ruin Your Focus - March 29, 2018
- Wire Cutting And Stripping Services Will Enable Customers To Save Money - February 28, 2018
- Learning to Deal with Stress in the Workplace Through Networks - February 28, 2018