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The Impact Of Stress On Emotional Wellbeing – And How To Deal With It.

The Impact Of Stress On Emotional Wellbeing – And How To Deal With It. | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Stress is often seen as the result of an event. The event causes stress. However this isn't true. We as individuals have the ability to control whether or not we 'get stressed'. It is in fact our perception of any event or 'thing' that may cause us to be stressed. Should we perceive an event in a positive light or choose to frame the event constructively, we can prevent ourselves from becoming stressed. As you're reading this insight you might be thinking that it may seem like we're stating the obvious and yet so many people, probably including yourself, get stressed on a regular basis...

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Chinita Montes's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:57 AM

Interesting

Shirley Marriott's comment, May 12, 2013 3:59 PM
This is one area that I can help with. I offer a variety of therapies which will help to reduce your stress levels and give you the much needed time out even 10 minutes and I offer these therapies not only in a variety of clinics but due to the lack of time people have I can come to the office environment. During the therapy you remain fully clothed and I work with you to cause the least disruption to the work being carried out. As little as 10 minutes can make a huge difference to a persons life. We think we have not got the time but can you really afford for the negative effects of stress to build up?
Jesse Wieser's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:43 PM

My thoughts

After reading this article, I find the mini-relaxation plans suggested are a huge help when your running on little to no time and just need a quick breather. The relaxation plan in this article goes into detail about what can you do to relieve some stress in 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, etc. which can be very helpful even trying these plans in between classes on account of the fact school can be very stressful at times. What I enjoyed the most about this article is the 2 minute relaxation plan, where I'll be taking 1 deep breath for every number I count down too since deep-breathing helps relieves stress and some of the bad toxins in your body.

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Forget Work-Life Balance. This Is More Effective--and Doable

Forget Work-Life Balance. This Is More Effective--and Doable | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Ivan Misner, the networking guru of BNI, says entrepreneurs will never achieve balance. Here's a far better way to maintain your sanity.
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The article touches on something we've said all along. Balance isn't possible. Aligning your work, social, and other elements of life is a much more realistic concept. Integrate and lead a busy but complimentary work/life.

 

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Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
This article is about workplace stress, its causes and tips to coping with stress.
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Workplace Stress - The causes, ways to combat it, and how stress isn't all bad. Some useful tips and generally informative.

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17 Ways to Be Happier at Work

17 Ways to Be Happier at Work | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
It's not difficult to experience more joy at work. You just need to know the rules.
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17 ways to be happier at work. Good tips and all easily implementable. Take charge of your own #happiness at work.

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Companies are seeking to stoke productivity by micromanaging who sits where—and for how long

Companies are seeking to stoke productivity by micromanaging who sits where—and for how long | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
By shifting employees from desk to desk every few months, scattering those that do the same types of jobs and rethinking which departments to place side by side, companies say they can boost productivity and collaboration.
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For some open plan offices work. For others they do not. How would you feel about your employer moving your assigned desk on a regular basis - telling you where to sit and who to sit next to? Sounding a lot like hot-desking, but without the freedom, this micromanaging in theory could improve productivity; but may be unpopular with employees...

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The power behind the throne: Why Australia’s executive assistants are getting more valuable, and harder to keep

The power behind the throne: Why Australia’s executive assistants are getting more valuable, and harder to keep | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Executive assistants are the best-kept secret of effective business leaders. And increasingly, if they’re unappreciated or overworked, they’re jumping ship.
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As the role has developed from what use to be a servant or maid like role (quoted) PA/EA's are now the gate keepers to business leaders. They decide what gets in and what goes out. They're in charge. A great PA/EA can be the central pillar to a business leader. Are you a PA/EA? Are you under valued or fully appreciated? 

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6 Simple Tricks to make your Workspace more fun | 123-reg

6 Simple Tricks to make your Workspace more fun | 123-reg | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Even we will admit, working can get to be a bind sometimes. However much you love your job, being stuck in the same old office, day-in, day-out takes it's toll.
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Some simple and useful suggestions on brightening up your workplace...

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How Unlimited Vacations Will Save Your Company

How Unlimited Vacations Will Save Your Company | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Unlimited Vacation is a real perk that is slowly catching up. It will have the ability to improve employee happiness and create better workplaces.
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Some might say that offering unlimited vacation time to staff is a policy that would be abused. However if staff are measured by performance, as long as staff are hitting targets and meeting KPI's it shouldn't matter how much holiday time they take. This kind of policy will and won't work in some workplaces. It will certainly depend on the workplace culture and ultimately may result in a turnover of current staff who are replaced with staff who better fit the type of arrangement. The idea isn't to pay staff to have the whole year off, the idea is to give staff the freedom to take a break when they most need it. Down tools and relax for a couple of days whenever it is necessary. As long as deadlines are met, targets are reached, there can be no complaints from other staff or management. The idea sounds superb for both parties, win win if you will. Whether it works in action in every workplace is another thing altogether.

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A Menu of Very Small Changes to Boost Your Happiness at Work

A Menu of Very Small Changes to Boost Your Happiness at Work | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Your happiness at work will depend mostly, of course, on how much you like your job and your co-workers. But, as Samuel Johnson observed, “It is by studying little things that we attain the
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18 tips for boosting #happiness in your workplace. All things you can take charge of yourself and start RIGHT NOW... | #work #business

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Ernst and Young report finds women working flexible hours, usually mothers, waste significantly less time and are more productive than rest of the workforce

Ernst and Young report finds women working flexible hours, usually mothers, waste significantly less time and are more productive than rest of the workforce | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
THERE'S not a tiara or cape in sight, but Katrina O'Neale is one of the new generation of wonder women saving Australian workplaces.
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Working mums can do more, are more productive, can multi-task and are ultimately better employees. That's what this report suggests. "Give a busy person a job to do and they'll get it done" is one mentality.

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Why Business Meetings Kill Productivity

Why Business Meetings Kill Productivity | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
There’s nothing worse than checking your mobile calendar to find your entire day is booked solid with meetings. What happened to actually doing work?Let’s face it: The workforce has an
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Do you need 60 minutes to address the issue or topic? Does everyone scheduled to attend need to? Are you just spending time talking about what you should be doing instead of getting it done?... LONG Meetings Kill Productivity. We like to have short meetings. They're known as a 'Blitz'. Imagine a quick fire round from a quiz game show. Dr Ken Hudson introduced us to the idea (http://www.letsblitz.com/) and in some cases it's perfect.

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6 Things Happy People Never Do

6 Things Happy People Never Do | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Be a happier person with these 6 things happy people never do. Apply them to your life, incuding work, and be happier!

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» Oz lagging in work-life balance Dynamic Business

» Oz lagging in work-life balance Dynamic Business | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Oz lagging in work-life balance
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Are Austalian companies falling behind in work-life balance? Or are we just not being asked the right questions? The research suggests younger employees in small businesses are the happiest and feel as though they're achieving most. Potentially because they have less 'life' (family et al) to be concerned with? Is work-life balance even possible? Ever?...

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The One Word That Can Catapult Your Career

The One Word That Can Catapult Your Career | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Do your colleagues have a choice word for you? If not, here's why you want them to…Sometimes one word can make all the difference.I was at a conference and a friend who runs a startup
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Do people have a choice word for you? One word that gives people an immediate impression of you that they're likely to remember?

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Top 10 Employee Incentives ANY Employer can Offer On-Site | The Word on Workplace Wellness

Everyone has heard of Google's seemingly endless list of employee perks, from free massages and swimming pools to food and dry cleaning.
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10 easy to implement suggestions. Obviously we'd lean towards massage (www.3minuteangels.com) but any of these suggested can go a long way to boosting happiness at work. Happy staff are better staff.

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10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results | The Social Workplace

10 Employee Engagement Ideas That Get Serious Results | The Social Workplace | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it

Idea #1: Concentrate High-Engagement Leadership At The Employee Management Level

Employee surveys consistently show that the single most important factor in employee engagement is an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager. In fact, employees don’t leave companies; they leave their managers. And they’re willing to do this despite tough economic conditions.

 

According to HR Magazine, engaged employees perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave an organization. So, managers and team leaders need to become expert relationship builders and they need to learn how to nourish and sustain those relationships over time.


Via Lennie Appelquist
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Engagement ideas for your workplace. Interesting insights on the importance of nourishing employee-manager relationships and the reasons staff leave roles/companies/managers...

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How Officevibe Plans To Revolutionize Employee Engagement

How Officevibe Plans To Revolutionize Employee Engagement | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Officevibe aims to change the corporate world by revolutionizing employee engagement. Here's how and why the platform is reinventing company culture.

Via Ron McIntyre
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We've tried this. It's fun. Lots to do to keep busy and they're sounding like they've only just got started. Definitely worth a look - try the free trial.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:20 AM

All of these are part of an effective program for employee engagment but there are still other components that need to be part of the equation, empowerment, trust and vision.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:38 PM

Just signed up for an account ... will let you know how it goes!

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Office blabbermouth forced to shut up in Zip It World Mental Health Day charity stunt

Office blabbermouth forced to shut up in Zip It World Mental Health Day charity stunt | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
VERY politely, one of my colleagues told me to shut the f--- up.
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One way to get an office chatterbox / blabbermouth to zip it! - It sounds as though he is also learning a little of what it's like to not be able to get your point across or even be heard. A simple 'sponsor me for charity' concept that might make people think differently about those suffering with mental illness.

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How Bad Bosses Kill Employee Engagement

How Bad Bosses Kill Employee Engagement | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
If you've ever worked for a bad boss, you've probably uttered these famous words .... "I don’t get paid enough to put up with this crap!
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Not enjoying your work? Could your boss be to blame?...

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14 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day - In Photos: 14 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day

14 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day - In Photos: 14 Things You Should Do at the Start of Every Work Day | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on
your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important
you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.
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These ideas aren't ground breaking but they are easy to forget or not think about. If you only flick through the pictures with titles it'll be worth it because all 14 make sense, and can make your work days better. 

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How Culture Drives Employee Engagement

How Culture Drives Employee Engagement | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
I had the great honor this week to present with Robert Barnes of Fitness Australia this week at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.
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Proud of your office culture? Proud enough to make a video and share it with your boss?... Transparency, communication, and honesty seem to stand out as core elements respected at teamcool's office. Are they the key to a great culture? Is there a 'one size fits all' type solution? How 'cool' is your culture?

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Ten tips: How to be a successful leader | Bdaily Business News

Ten tips: How to be a successful leader | Bdaily Business News | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
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"Leaders are born, not made" is a phrase this article hasn't heard. A great breakdown of key attributes and qualities that a leader needs to be successful. Many people who could be great leaders, probably don't realise it. This list may well show them that they have what it takes. Can leadership be learned? Or does a successful leader need to have something inside?...

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Online obsession making us mentally obese

Online obsession making us mentally obese | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
IT'S no longer just a battle with our ever-expanding waistlines. Australia is on the cusp of becoming a nation of mentally obese.
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Australians - and probably others - are becoming mentally obese! Just because you can access the internet any time of the day doesn't mean you should. Plenty of sleep, reducing online activity and interacting more with real people should be a priority for all. Makes one think about how long they're online...

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What Every Business Can Learn from Netflix: The Power of Social Media and Transparency

What Every Business Can Learn from Netflix: The Power of Social Media and Transparency | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Back in July 2012, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings did something seemingly innocuous: he shared a milestone about his company on Facebook. (It should surprise no one that Hastings sits on the Facebook
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"You have to be where your audience is" - Great quote for any #business. An #interesting read on how a simple #Facebook status changed everything...

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Happiness Is Not the Most Important Thing at Work

Happiness Is Not the Most Important Thing at Work | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
Everybody (including @Richard Branson) says that happiness is the most important thing: the end for which every other end is a means, and which is not a means for any other end.What if everybody is
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Although this article doesn't seem to take on board modern research and study, it raises some interesting questions all the same.

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Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early | More Rewarding Work | Scoop.it
If you want to do your best work distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.
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Thoughtful insight. Avoiding distraction is a great way to drive focus. This article makes you think, what could I do with a few extra hours in the morning? (or whenever suits you) - "The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room"

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