There are days when employees struggle to stay focused and produce that positive energy at work, and there are many reasons behind that. For example: having some work-related problems or personal problems, being tired of the same routine, or feeling down which makes you low on productivity… etc. All these factors, of course, cause low performance and not so much productivity. So how can employers bring the best out of their employees? There are many solutions, provided by employers and employees themselves, that will help maintain that radiant energy.
First of all, people need to separate their work life and their personal life. When working hours are over, they are over. Leave work on time unless you really have to stay, but never make staying at work for late hours a habit. Also, never take work home. Keep in mind that work will never finish, therefore always make time for family, friends and most importantly for yourself. This will give you a chance to discover yourself more, which is a great way to invest in your time by starting a new hobby, for example, learning new skills, or mastering a sport you’ve always wanted to learn.
Work problems will encounter you one way or another, but don’t ever take things personally and never confuse friendships with work relationships. Whatever is going wrong it purely works, so try to resolve problems leaving all personal issues aside.
One of the things that always hold employees back from putting output is getting caught with the tittle-tattle. Work gossip will do you no good whatsoever, so why do it? Instead, try to focus on achieving work goals and increasing your productivity. Minding your own business will, believe it or not, make you feel better by not being exposed to and not being part of all the negative talk and staying out of all the rumours.
Breaking the routine at work is one of the essential key factors that will improve your wellbeing, if you can’t take some days off, try having your own personal space at work for some “me time”. Decorate your office space, this will also help you maintain that positive energy. Choose a peaceful spot at work where you can zone out for 5 to 10 minutes, it’s not that much of time but it sure will allow you to carry that energy around longer. It’s good to move around from your desk every now and then, take a breather and a break from all the emails and phone calls.
One more thing is to always try and develop yourself. Don’t wait for that training course your manager promised you with. Take some online classes, attend workshops, read articles and be eager to learn even on the job. Gaining new knowledge will take your mind off useless thinking and will help you think better, and be certain that whatever you learn will always benefit you.
By Jawaher Alabdullatif | On 2017-12-29