Stress is a way of life. You know how it affects you, and you can usually tell when your employees are feeling it: when they say the wrong things to customers and make mistakes on spreadsheets, and you see the level of work conflict rise.
So what’s the best way to deal with stress? While we all need time off to rest and recharge, offering extended vacations isn’t your only option. Instead, think about having your employees interact with someone new.
We all know the effects of being physically tired. A lack of sleep can make us drowsy, inattentive, or even downright cranky. Still, many people think with enough coffee, they can make it through a workday “normally” after a sleepless night. We all like to believe that we have a public, professional persona that allows us to overcome personal issues and always bring our “best selves” to work.