Posts Tagged "stress"

Eight Ways To Reduce Stress And Finally Get Some Rest

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Worrying about deadlines, work flow or employee issues is natural for people working in the business world. Stress happens. You have options, though, on how you deal with stress.


Sometimes, taking a moment to recenter yourself is all you need to do: By putting things into perspective, you can find the grit to keep going. That’s not always the best course of action, though. If you find that a particular task or job regularly leaves you feeling overwhelmed, drained or quietly angry, you may want to rethink how you approach the work or even consider whether you’d be better suited for a different sort of job or different company.

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Adopt stress-relieving habits to improve productivity and happiness down the line.

How Today’s Young Businesses Are Helping Employees Cope With Stress

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Stress has always been a part of the workplace. No matter how “good” your job is and no matter how good of a boss you are, your employees will face stress on a daily basis—and that applies to businesses of any size, in any era. How your workers handle that stress (and how they respond to it) will bear a massive impact on your overall performance as an organization, so it’s on you to help them manage that stress more effectively.


Today’s young businesses—often led by millennials or forward-thinking serial entrepreneurs—are finding newer, more innovative, and more personal ways to help employees cope with stress.

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Today, businesses are becoming more concerned about the well-being of their employees. Here’s how most modern companies are reducing stress in the workplace.

How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Feeling stressed lately? Chances are you’re not alone. We carry varying degrees of stress around with us all the time—sometimes more, sometimes less. Does that pressure make us more productive or less? As with so many aspects of human psychology, the answer is: It depends. But what it depends on is something called the Yerkes-Dodson curve, a theory that dates back to 1908. Here’s how understanding it can help you channel the stress you may be feeling into energy to get things done.


The Yerkes-Dodson curve relates the amount of motivational energy, called “arousal,” a person may possess to how well they’ll perform at a given task. The basic idea is that at low levels of arousal, people don’t perform particularly well. In this state, people aren’t all that motivated to get much done. That helps explain why being totally stress-free can breed laziness or complacency, and also why some of your most productive days are those when the clock is ticking for you to wrap up a big projec

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Some people need more stress to get things done, while others cave beneath it. Here’s how to find your “sweet spot.”