How Stressed Are You at Work?

first_img Unreasonable time pressure Manager support and frequent communication provide a psychological buffer, so employees know that even if something goes wrong, their manager has their back. Employees who strongly agree that they feel supported by their manager are about 70% less likely to experience burnout on a regular basis.In contrast, a negligent or confrontational manager leaves employees feeling uninformed, alone and defensive. Lack of communication and support from manager Return to article. Long DescriptionApril is stress awareness month. As the average American worker spends 34.5 hours per week at work, it makes sense that employment related stress tends to have a profound effect on our lives. What factors are involved? Take a look at the information from Gallup below. Written By: Alicia Cassels, MFLN Military Caregiving blog contributor When employees say they often or always have enough time to do all of their work, they are 70% less likely to experience high burnout. Granted, there are some professions that will always have extreme time constraints — like paramedics or firefighters. Not surprisingly, people in these roles are at high risk for burnout. In other fields, however, time constraints are often imposed by people who do not know how long it takes to deliver quality work or great customer service.Unreasonable deadlines and pressure can create a snowball effect — when employees miss one overly aggressive deadline, they fall behind on the next thing they are scheduled to do.What are the impacts of work-related stress and burnout?Job burnout reflects a specific type of work-related stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, the consequences of unaddressed job burnout are serious and can include:Excessive stressFatigueInsomniaSadness, anger or irritabilityAlcohol or substance misuseHeart diseaseHigh blood pressureType 2 diabetesVulnerability to illnessesAre you at risk for job burnout?Answer the questions in the Mayo Clinic inventory below to assess whether you may be experiencing excessive stress.Have you become cynical or critical at work?Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started?Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?Do you find it hard to concentrate?Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements?Do you feel disillusioned about your job?Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel?Have your sleep habits changed?Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, stomach or bowel problems, or other physical complaints?What can you do?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to speak with a doctor or a mental health provider as burnout symptoms can be related to mental health conditions, like depression. To learn more, visit the Mayo Clinic Web Page. According to our recent State of the American Workplace report, only 60% of workers can strongly agree that they know what is expected of them at work. When accountability and expectations are moving targets, employees can become exhausted just trying to figure out what people want from them.The best managers discuss responsibilities and performance goals with their employees and collaborate with them to ensure that expectations are clear and aligned with those goals. Unfair treatment at work In sports psychology, coaches use the term “mental quicksand” to describe how moments of poor performance can cause athletes to feel overwhelmed. This leads to further poor performance and damage to their confidence that continues to drag them down. High-performing employees can quickly shift from optimistic to hopeless as they drown in an unmanageable workload.When their workload is out of control, employees look to their managers to be their advocates for what they can and can’t accomplish and for finding others to help them. Lack of role clarity Image created in Canva by Alicia Cassels When employees strongly agree that they are often treated unfairly at work, they are 2.3 times more likely to experience a high level of burnout. Unfair treatment can include everything from bias, favoritism and mistreatment by a coworker to unfair compensation or corporate policies.When employees do not trust their manager, teammates or executive leadership, it breaks the psychological bond that makes work meaningful. Unmanageable workloadlast_img read more

UK’s Tony Barbee Blocking Auburn Fans On Twitter Who Remind Him That He Never Won An SEC Tournament Game

first_imgTony Barbee blocking Auburn fans on Twitter.Former Auburn coach Tony Barbee, now an assistant with Kentucky, never won an SEC Tournament game in his four years on campus. Barbee’s Tigers also never won more than six conference contests in a season. Apparently, with Auburn winning its first two games of the 2015 SEC Tournament under new coach Bruce Pearl, a few Tigers fans are poking a bit of fun at him on Twitter. Barbee’s response? He’s blocking them. Via Fansided:Just like he blocked us from being good at basketball, am I right?! pic.twitter.com/5FG31gVoyQ— Drunk Aubie (@DrunkAubie) March 12, 2015Nice! pic.twitter.com/DJw1hFw5j0— Kris Colvin (@kmcolvin10) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee clearly doesn’t appreciate my reminiscing about our time together. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/9HRgb7zoHV— Carter Michaels (@TheRealCMike) March 12, 2015″@captaindeas: @Clintau24 @VarnerBeast14 Someone isn’t happy with me… pic.twitter.com/FJeCAzmF63″About time! Welcome!— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee blocked me too guys! Lol— AUHoopsBlog (@AUHoopsBlog) March 12, 2015Apparently the C&M account is blocked by Tony Barbee. I consider that awesome.— College & Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) March 12, 2015Friday, after Kentucky’s win over Florida, the school reportedly did not make Barbee available to the media. It’s a strange move that’s been criticized by many. Tony Barbee was unavailable in Kentucky’s locker room. Only applies to players at UK.— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Despite the SEC policy being for “all coaches and student-athletes” to be available for interviews at the SEC Tourney, UK feels otherwise— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Ironically, if Auburn can knock off LSU later today, the Tigers will get the Wildcats in the next round.last_img read more

PRRD launches water taxi for Old Fort Residents

first_imgA parent or guardian must accompany all minors. Everyone taking the water taxi must wear a lifejacket.For questions please call 250 784-3200 or visit prrd.bc.ca FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has organized a water taxi for residents living in the Old Fort.The water taxi will run from the Taylor Boat Launch to the Old Fort. The taxi will leave from the Old Fort at the following times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.  The taxi will leave from Taylor at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.For Wednesday, October 3, 2018, residents will need to arrange to be picked up and dropped off at the Taylor Boat Launch. The PRRD is currently working to arrange a bus service to transport residents to Fort St John. However, this service will not be in place on Wednesday, October 3rd.  More information will be released on this service as soon as it is available.last_img read more

I would strive to save traders suffering from ill effects of sealing

first_imgFormer Union minister and Congress party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken said that had the alliance between AAP and Congress taken place, then it could have defeated BJP in all the seven seats in Delhi for sure. From the issue of traders to the AAP-Congress alliance, Maken talked exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh about the Lok Sabha election 2019.As the candidate from the New Delhi constituency, what are the key issues you are focusing on? If you look at the demography of this constituency, you will find two major group one is the trader community and the second one is the government employees. Therefore my first focus would be on the traders who are suffering from the ill effects of the sealing. When UPA government was in power, we brought a special act to stop sealing in Delhi and made nearly 170 amendments in the Delhi Master Plan 2021. The target was to save commercial establishments from the sealing which was directed by the Supreme Court of India and executed by the monitoring committee formed by the apex court. The government also notified 3,000 roads for the commercial land use and declared more than 70 per cent places as industrial areas. Secondly, I want to reach out to the government employees to tell them about the draconian provisions of the Seventh Pay Commission. There is a lot of anomaly in the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations by this government as this even observed there will be no more pay commission. We increased the salaries by 40 per cent in the Sixth Pay Commission but the Seventh Commission increased only 14 per cent hence when we come to power we will remove all such anomalies. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesYou were one of the most prominent voices behind the AAP-Congress alliance but it could not become a reality. What stopped the alliance and how difficult it would be to win in this triangular election? In this coming Lok Sabha election, I think that our key political rival is BJP and in Delhi, both AAP and Congress are against the BJP hence I wanted an alliance in Delhi between these two parties. But the alliance talks failed because the AAP wanted alliance in Haryana and Chandigarh too. This was a very peculiar condition for an alliance because in the history of India alliances always happen state wise and even constituency wise. We wanted in Delhi and by that, we both could have defeated BJP in huge margins but now also we will defeat BJP but we have to work harder. We have an alliance with NCP in Maharashtra but in other states, they are fighting against us and this happens. We could have easily made the alliance in Delhi and fight but it did not happen. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn the last elections in Delhi Congress party did not perform satisfactorily and the voter base shifted to the AAP, how will you get back that voter base? If you look at the last Vidhan Sabha and the Lok Sabha election, the Congress party’s vote share has gone down which is true but in the 2017 municipal election the vote percentage of the party increased whereas the AAP’s vote share decreased. This shows that Congress is gaining its power in the Capital and this time we will perform even better. The 13 per cent Muslim vote and 4 per cent Sikh votes were with Congress earlier but now the minority vote has shifted to AAP, do you think this time you will get their support? Historically, Delhi never votes on the basis of religion or caste. Earlier, Congress won all the 7 seats then BJP won and in the last Vidhan Sabha AAP got 67 out of 70 seats, which means people from across the spectrum voted for these parties. So this year also in Delhi voting will not happen on the basis of religion or caste.last_img read more

DAngelo Russell Has Fueled The Nets Run

FiveThirtyEight’s current NBA predictions give the Brooklyn Nets an 81 percent chance of making the playoffs. That’s way better than the odds before the season began, when our predictions gave Brooklyn only a 34 percent chance of making it past the regular season. In the video above, Chris Herring takes a look at how the Nets got here and the challenges the team faces in maintaining this new success.

Cards Will Face Texas Tech in Jimmy V Classic

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face 2019 national runner-up Texas Tech in the 25th Annual Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  Indiana will play UConn also in the doubleheader held in conjunction with V Week.Louisville and Texas Tech are ranked No. 8 and No. 16, respectively, in ESPN’s latest “Way-Too-Early Top 25.”  Texas Tech produced a school-record 31 victories (31-7 record) in the 2018-19 season, which culminated in the NCAA title game where the Red Raiders fell in overtime to Virginia.  Texas Tech also won the program’s first Big 12 Conference regular season championship with a 14-4 league mark.UofL Coach Chris Mack guided Louisville to a 20-14 record in his first season with the Cardinals while facing the nation’s fourth-toughest schedule.  Picked to finish 11th in the ACC, UofL achieved a 10-8 conference record and earned a tie for sixth in the final regular season standings.  The Cardinals, which will welcome a top 10 signing class this year, beat four Associated Press Top 25 teams and were No. 22 in the nation in the NCAA’s NET rankings. UofL will be making its third appearance in the Jimmy V Classic.  The Cardinals beat Indiana 94-74 in the 2014 Jimmy V Classic (12-9-14) and fell 72-65 to Arizona in the 2006 event (12-6-06).  It will be the first meeting between UofL and Texas Tech.Game times for the event will be set later.”We are thrilled to welcome Indiana, Louisville, Texas Tech and UConn to this year’s Classic,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and ESPN Events. “The legacy of Jim Valvano and the work of the V Foundation continue to be honored through this event, and we look forward to bringing fans two great matchups as we raise funds and awareness for cancer research.”The 2018 V Week for Cancer Research set a new record, helping raise more than $8.3 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research – representing an 83% increase from 2017. ESPN engaged new partners and created innovative fundraising and awareness-building campaigns, which ran from Nov. 27 – Dec. 8, and educated fans on the importance of cancer research. Additionally, ESPN created the Tyler Trent Fund at the V Foundation for Cancer Research to support cancer research for adolescents and young adults. Over the past 12 years, V Week fundraising has totaled over $30 million for cancer research.ESPN Events ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 15 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event, an esports event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.About the V Foundation for Cancer ResearchThe V Foundation for Cancer Research is dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator, founded it in 1993. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more