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Four Ways To Re-Energize A Stressed-Out, Burnt-Out Team

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2018/08/06/four-ways-to-re-energize-a-stressed-out-burnt-out-team/

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Four Ways To Re-Energize A Stressed-Out, Burnt-Out Team
Every workplace has stressful elements; however, there are some environments that are more stress-intensive than others. Work-related stress is often due to a culmination of many elements: toxic coworkers, ineffective leadership, excessive workloads or simply the demanding nature of work today where technology keeps us connected to work 24/7.

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Have Fun Together

Have Fun Together

During times of stress, intentionally building relationships and creating positive experiences within your team is vital.

Plan team-building activities, or even a simple happy hour. Incorporating fun activities into your team’s work-life will help them feel less overwhelmed by the stressors of the work environment.

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Fight For Your Team

Fight For Your Team

Ensure your team knows through your actions and words that you have their backs. 

Whether it's ensuring resources or acknowledgment for their efforts, standing up for your employees shows them that you are focused on their well-being and recognize their value. This builds loyalty and trust, and it certainly improves morale on your team and contributes to a more positive working environment, especially in periods of crisis.

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Reinforce The Vision

Reinforce The Vision

When a team is experiencing adversity, unify them around common objectives and show their effort’s impact on the organization and the lives of others to revive their sense of purpose.

Find ways to remind your team of what they enjoy about their jobs and the value they add to others' lives. When people are inspired, they will look beyond themselves and work with passion to pursue the goals set before them, and both the individual and the organization will be better for it.

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Create a Positive Subculture

Create a Positive Subculture

The dominant culture of an organization can be stressful for your team, but as a leader, you can create a more positive subculture for your employees. A subculture forms when a group within a larger society has its own shared set of customs, attitudes, and values.

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Effects Of Stress In The Workplace

  • Poor physical health
  • Personal avoidance
  • A decrease in information sharing
  • Bad mouthing the company
  • Quitting
  • Excessive defensiveness
  • Social conflicts 

How To Decrease a Manager’s Stress

  • Being vulnerable
  • Delegating
  • Having clear goals and evaluation parameters

Stress and motivation

Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.

Not all stress is bad for you

  • “Good stress”: which psychologists refer to as “eustress,” is the stress we feel when we’re excited about something.
  • Acute stress: when something surprises us or catches us off guard. Acute stress is the body’s response to ensure you react and take measures to deal with the unexpected situation. It has no lasting negative effects if we deal with it quickly and move on.

Build your resilience

Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.

As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.