Quote of the month: "Desire creates power" Raymond Holliwell
Manage Stress Creatively
Briefings ideas that work
Try these ways to begin reducing stress at your workplace:
- Mark off significant progress on large projects with celebrations.
Example: Throw a pizza party for completing the first part of
- Post a blank sheet of paper with a heading such as "Favorite
Movie" or "Favorite Book" in a central location and let employees fill
out the list. They’ll learn more about one another and have fun in the
process. This generates a relaxed atmosphere.
- Surprise employees sporadically with a special treat, and make
sure they’re not expecting it. Examples: Let everyone go home
a half hour early or take an extra half hour at lunch.
- Use a dart board to offer bonuses. Example: For every
hour of overtime, the employee gets one throw. Instead of numbers, the
dart board is marked with prizes such as a 15-minute break or a free
Source: Cecilia Macdonald writing in Credit Union Management,
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