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I Work Here Because…

One Short, Simple Mental Exercise for Work-Changing Results

mo·tive  [moh-tiv] noun 1. something that causes a person to act in a certain way, do a certain thing, etc.

Your motive is directly related to your motivation at work. Although this may seem like an obvious concept, if you take a step back and reflect on your motive, you begin to see how compounded and cluttered your motivation can become.

For instance, answer this one simple question: Why do you work where you work? Can you fill in this blank: “I work here because…”

If you’re struggling to answer these questions, first off, you’re not alone. Secondly, you might want to do some basic soul-searching.

According to researchers at Portland State University and the University of Michigan, reflecting on the meaning of your work (your motive) is one of the most effective ways to keep your energy up at work. Read more by clicking here.

Once you figure out the “why”, write it down, post it somewhere around your desk, in your car or anywhere you will be sure to see it periodically. When workdays get tough, as they often do, if you have no “why,” your enthusiasm will be shallow, your energy level will drop and your motivation will be…unmotivated.

Having a why speaks to “meaning” and “purpose.” Having meaning and purpose are highly motivating.

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Five Steps for Fighting Stress To Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Small activities and programs can be helpful in order to reduce stress and increase productivity at workplace

Small activities and programs can be helpful in reducing stress and increasing productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

In this highly competitive world, it’s not an easy task to increase productivity in the workplace. It’s a fact that we all admit to about being stressed. Have you ever thought about the consequences that stress may have on your daily lives, at home, as well as the workplace?

There are proper ways of dealing with stress whereas there are others that would only contribute in increasing the stress levels. It goes down to the important aspect of having information. For managers who are seeking to increase productivity in the workplace, educating their employees about the facts of stress weigh in as more than just an option.

There are simple steps that, when carefully followed, can be instrumental in fighting stress and reducing its effects:

  1. When you admit that you are stressed and you need help, you have tackled the stress issue by half already.
  2. It is always important to stay away from factors you know to induce stress.
  3. If your stress is caused by factors that you can change or adapt to, waste no more time.
  4. It always makes a difference when you accept those things that you cannot change. Learn how to let go of all the bitter feelings that you may be holding.
  5. Always seek to find time for yourself. It is important to understand that fatigue is one of the major causes of stress. If you are relaxed to begin with, it won’t have as much of an impact on you.

To increase productivity at the workplace, you can attend workshops and programs that will teach you techniques to become mentally and physically stress free. For more information about Andy’s work-life balance programs contact us below. Contact Us Now!



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