Work-family conflict causes negative emotions, which in turn cause increased alcohol use. The situation is worsened because alcohol has become a part of the corporate lifestyle. Find out how you or someone you know can fight off developing a dependence on alcohol.
Social media has no doubt made communication very convenient. However, we also need to be aware of the negative impact it may be having in our lives. One of the biggest drawbacks of social media is the impact it has on people's productivity in the workplace. It is important for us to take an honest look at ourselves and evaluate how much our personal use of social media is affecting our work life.
A lot of us work hard in the pursuit of happiness. We think that being successful and doing really well in our job can make us happy. However positive psychology suggests that the opposite might be true. If you are happy you are more likely to do a better job and be successful and productive.
When work gets the best of one's time, energy and imagination, when nothing is left over for friends, spouse, children or oneself, work is an addiction. Workaholics are often surprised when friends or family ask for more attention or time. In some ways, overworking is harder to kick than the other addictions because it is the only one that draws applause.
Getting adequate sleep is most essential to maintaining good health, both, mentally as well as physically. And getting enough quality sleep is one of the most serious challenges that shift workers face. The fact is that daytime sleep tends to be of shorter duration than normal night sleep, it is often less restful and it is more prone to interruption. Here is what you can do about it.
Excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs not only harms the individual concerned, but also affects his work. Performance goes down and often absenteeism and late-coming increases. There are chances of inappropriate behaviour that could affect the rest of the team, and various disciplinary issues may arise. With all these negative effects, a company cannot afford to ignore the problem.
Good relationships at work can make all the difference to our experience at the workplace. When we maintain congenial relationships with co-workers it helps us get our work done more smoothly, we enjoy our work more and it even motivates us to keep going despite obstacles and challenges. On the contrary, when working relationships are unpleasant, not only is it more difficult to get things done, but it also creates a negative atmosphere which affects our mood and productivity and even motivation to work.
The building, protecting and repairing of relationships is at the center of all our lives - personal and professional. As a supervisor or manager you will build and maintain thousands of relationships during your career. This makes it worth developing your relationship skills. Here are some tips on building good relationships at work.