Description : 'Mindfulness at Work' reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives. So, if you want to:• reduce your stress• become more productive• improve your decision-making skills• enjoy better relationships with your colleagues• work more creatively• develop your leadership skills, and• generally enjoy your job more …then mindfulness can help!Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, 'Mindfulness at Work' includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, University of applied sciences, Nürnberg, language: English, abstract: In all areas of life we are surrounded today by stress, which is why people feel constantly stressed. Especially at work we are tending more and more to be stressed because of deadlines, hectic, constant accessibility and modern communication. Stress at work affects not only the health and quality of life of individuals but also harms businesses and the entire economy. The medical costs for mental diseases have been increased dramatically in the last five years. There are various models such as the “Stress and Strain-Modell” from Rohmert and Rutenfranz, the “Job-Demand-Control-Model” from Karasek or the “Transactional Stress Model” from Lazarus & Folkman, all trying to explain what is stress and how it can be combated. What all models have in common is the fact that is always assumed an imbalance between requirements and available resources to cope the situation. As already mentioned occupational stress is the largest stress factor in Germany. The reason for this is certainly the changing world of work and the variety of stressors that lurk at work for us. These can be divided into different groups. Typically a stressor does not occur by itself but in combination with other stressors at the same time. What a person can handle depends on the duration, intensity and number of stressors and other occupational exposures. Basically there exist two different approaches to reduce workrelated stress. On the one hand there is the structural prevention that focuses on the improvement of qualification factors, work organizational factors, social factors, technical and ergonomic factors and on the other hand there is the behavioral prevention that is concentrating on the improvement of coping skills of employees. Important is to consider and address the phenomenon of stress holistically. The company Deutsche Bahn AG has recognized the signs of the times early and offers a bunch of different tools to protect their employees from stress. In the future stress will become more and more common and the public will pay more attention to this topic because the number of mental diseases will continue to rise. Therefore there has to be a focus on occupational health and safety. In the light of demographic change, it is more important to counteract growing absenteeism and early retirement. Stress, however, can never be completely avoided so the topic of occupational stress will be at the top of the political and companies’ agenda.
Description : By surveying both teachers and administrators, and applying her own experiences as both teacher and a principal, Grady examines crucial errors from several key categories.
Description : How can you get to the bottom of workplace behaviors that simply don't work for you or your organization? Don't Bring It to Work explores what happens when patterns originally created to cope with family conflicts are unleashed in the workplace.?This groundbreaking book draws on the success of Sylvia Lafair's PatternAware program Total Leadership Connections. Throughout the book she shows how to break the cycle of pattern repetition and offers the tools that can turn unhealthy family baggage into creative energy that will foster better workplace associations and career success. Lafair identifies the thirteen most common patterns that correspond to characters familiar to anyone who has ever worked in an office: Super Achiever, Rebel, Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer, Clown, Martyr, Splitter, Procrastinator, Drama Queen or King, Pleaser, Denier, and Avoider. To help overcome destructive behavior problems, she maps out the three main steps for becoming aware of patterns and finding the way OUT: Observe your behavior to discern underlying patterns Understand and probe deeper to discover the origins of these patterns Transform your behavior by taking action to change The book includes a wealth of real-life anecdotes and practical, workbook-style exercises that clearly show how anyone can get beyond old, outmoded attempts at conflict resolution and empower themselves to make profound differences both at work and in their personal lives.
Description : Fit, healthy, stress-free workers are more productive than diseased, injured or stressed ones. They are also much less likely to sue you. The well-being of your employees isn't just about your potential legal liability, it's also about productivity, work-life balance and creating the sort of working environment that is essential if you want to become an employer of choice. Lynda Macdonald's practical and comprehensive look at all aspects of this issue goes beyond simple compliance. This book not only tells you how to avoid being sued, it gives you everything you need to implement positive measures that will improve your employees' health, attendance and performance. The business case for looking after your employees' wellbeing is compelling - here is a clear, comprehensive and extremely practical guide to getting it right.
Description : A fully revised edition of the bestselling communication tool. This revised edition includes new advice on the latest developments in the workplace since the book?s initial publication ten years ago. Along with a new chapter on digital communication, each original chapter includes a discussion of topics such as diversity issues, team building, green business, and more. In addition, the revision includes a new chapter on the art of the effective argument, with a step-by step emphasis on building a persuasive case and acquiring the skills necessary for disagreeing without being disagreeable.