We all face stress at work and in our personal lives. It just goes with the territory but, when we get overwhelmed it can lead to a loss of productivity - or worse yet, a hostile work environment. Victims of workplace violence will say that their coworker “just snapped” one day. More often than not that isn’t the case. Typically, there will be warning signs well before someone “snaps.”
Often times the violent person will start to develop feelings of resentment towards co-workers or the company. In their mind, they are being treated unfairly, or someone else is getting special treatment. They are going to justify to themselves that they are the victim, and this desire for revenge begins to consume them.
Workplace violence costs companies in the BILLIONS of dollars yearly and THOUSANDS of hours in lost work time. Practice these tips to help reduce the stress at work, and keep everyone safe and happy.
These tips are great because they only take a few minutes each day, and promotes a healthy lifestyle and can increase productivity at work.
Over 40% of adults say they lie awake at night worried about work. As Sharon Melnick says in this article, “everyone feels overwhelmed and overly busy.” These 12 tips take a proactive approach to stress management.
I’m the type of person that loves things backed by science and research. If you’re like me then this article is right up your alley. These tips are full of research from places like MIT, UCLA, Yale and the American Psychological Association.
Here are more research-based tips - this time from the Mayo Clinic. These can help you to stay in the moment at work and at home.
Workplace violence is unquestionably serious, and prevention training should be part of your emergency preparedness. Click below to learn more about online workplace violence training.
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