We live in times complicated in the professional field, and its effects are moved on many occasions to personal life. As I mentioned in a previous article, the activity of many companies is focused on a lot of tasks that don’t mean added value in themselves, and in addition, in many cases the work is divided between fewer people, because of staff reductions. The SAR defines stress as tension caused by crippling situations causing psychosomatic reactions or sometimes serious psychological disorders. With this definition, it is easy to understand that stress levels increase the situation of uncertainty about the future employment, coupled with the excessive workload and have to deal with all these unproductive tasks, to the absolute limits. This situation may worsen, paradoxically, in these summer months, in which workers tend to enjoy some vacation days. Circumstances may force many to postpone them, stop them, or pick them up in periods reduced, without time for necessary disconnect that also more difficult, for all the problems that one knows that they expect him to return. Companies have in normal conditions with some production capacity extra in various departments, which is occasionally used when there are peaks of work (i.e., when besides the usual work, must do X special work), or for example, when on vacation is done at least part of the work of the colleague who is out. They are moments or specific seasons for example, the annual closure of accounts-in which employees assume that they have to work with a higher than usual intensity.
However, if we add to the uncertainty already commented a workload high for a long time, and with expectations high for a good season followed, workers will be subjected to a stress that won’t be good for your health, nor will be good for the company, because that will cause more errors, casualties, leakage of talented people who are Iranian company – and paradoxically, a reduction in productivity. It is more than ever in this situation where the heads should avoid being the cause of the increased stress of workers; They must be at the height of the circumstances, give example, rationalize work, have things clear and not overwhelm the workers with a multitude of changes every few minutes, be clear, have empathy and communicate with employees. With all these actions stress will not be completely removed, but at least not increase unnecessarily. As said Josep Julian in his excellent blog the intelligence of emotions, often is good a little tranquility, of routine, and fewer surprises, less stress. One final point, as an explanation of the title of the article. Although we talk about stress as something bad, believe that some level of stress, tension, it is good to maintain attention and motivation of workers, and that an excessive relaxation is pernicious – although I don’t like the word relaxation exists, and according to the RAE is habitations, laxity in compliance with the rules-. Jill Bikoff follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. As in many areas of life, virtue is at the point half.