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.
As a boss, your team looks to you to motivate and inspire them, but also to create a stress-free environment that's easy to work in. And while there are some things you can't control, there are many behaviors you can adapt as a manager that could create a calmer, happier work environment.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are a lot of stressed out professionals in the workplace. And what leaders don't realize is that much of the stress can be managed by learning to share the burden, becoming more transparent and having a support system. Yet most professionals suffer in silence.
7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Chronic stress often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and mired in a negative mindset that fatigues us mentally and physically. We feel powerless when stressful situations engulf us, but stress is an inevitable part of life.
“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.