People working in logistics & transport are being offered a series of tips to help them reduce the amount of stress they face at work during the recession.
Leading training company Pivotal Performance has issued the tips in response to a new YouGov poll for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The survey found 44 per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed admitted they were feeling more pressure because of the recession. 37 per cent said it was because of increased responsibilities combined with fewer resources available from their employer. And 65 per cent said they were worried about job insecurity.
Jane Gillham from Pivotal Performance said: Everyone knows someone who is at threat of redundancy right now and that places huge internal pressure on you to perform better in your own role. Ironically the stress this can create is more likely to make you less efficient in what you do. All that worrying is not good for your mind or body and is likely to affect you. Our trainers who teach people how to be aware of stress at work and manage it efficiently have put together these anti-stress tips, which people can use straight away.
The five tips from Pivotal Performance are:
1. Develop better time management skills: Learn to prioritise work and do the most important things first
2. Take more breaks: Working through lunch makes you less effective in the afternoons, meaning you will achieve less overall
3. Listen more: The answers are always there in front of you, you just need to listen for them instead of arguing your point
4. Get more sleep: A well rested body makes it easier to put proper perspective on your problems
5. Laugh more: Laughter is natures stress reliever. A bit of office banter can actually create a better workplace
Pivotal Performance is one of the UKs leading health and safety training companies with offices in Scotland and Northamptonshire. It claims to have a unique way of training people called PPTplus, which teaches delegates how to win commitment from others, not just compliance.