Desk Rage: The Tell Tale Signs of an Overworked Employee [Infographic]

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Work is stressful. A slew of studies will tell you the same thing, but most of us already know this to be true. Even if you have your dream job, it will still cause some sense of stress in your life and the life of your employees. The infographic below from Column Five outlines the signs of an overworked employee.

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How to Balance Your Stress to Increase Productivity

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Stress is something most of us just can’t shake, and we all deal with it in our own unique ways. While there are good types of stress, the bad kind can become debilitating. What starts as a nagging thought can turn you into an anxious mess who is no longer able to perform tasks well (not to mention all the health problems stress can bring). If stress is getting the better of you, keeping reading. There are a few ways to balance your stress to help you become more productive.

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Weekend Reading: Career Guest Posts 6/25 – 6/29

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Each week, I contribute dozens of articles on career-focused topics to a variety of Web properties. Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. [Read more...]

Focus on Employee Happiness to Foster Work Productivity

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This week is National Workplace Wellness Week, so it’s only appropriate to examine how managers can foster work productivity by focusing on employee happiness. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Employee Stress is Killing Office Productivity

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We know that employee stress has a direct effect on individual productivity, but a new survey by ComPsych Corporation provides some hard statistics on stress and work. [Read more...]

Fit Managers Are Less Abusive to Employees [STUDY]

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We know that exercise decreases stress, but a recent study out of Northern Illinois University also found that fit managers are less likely to exhibit abusive behavior to employees. [Read more...]

Do You Dream About Work? Here’s How to Stop

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Do you dream about work? More than 1 in 5 British workers regularly dream about their boss, according to a recent poll conducted for Premier Inn hotels. [Read more...]

5 Ways to Avoid Information Overload at a Conference

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It’s easy to feel intimidated by the sensory and information overload at a conference. These strategies will help keep stress at bay and maximize your experience. [Read more...]