These are the signs that you’re suffering from Burnout at Work

These are the signs that you’re suffering from Burnout at Work

It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. But for some people, the stress becomes all-consuming, leading to exhaustion, cynicism and hatred towards your job. This is known as burnout. Burnout used to be classified as a problem related to life management, but last week the World Health Organisation re-labelled the syndrome as an “occupational phenomenon” to better reflect that burnout is a work-based syndrome caused by chronic stress. Source: World Economic Forum The newly listed dimensions of burnout are: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job Reduced professional efficacy (work performance). In the era […]

How Toxic Is Your Workplace Exactly? Quite Toxic If These 6 Things Keep Showing Up – Inc.

How Toxic Is Your Workplace Exactly? Quite Toxic If These 6 Things Keep Showing Up – Inc.

How toxic is the workplace-maybe even yours? In Dying for a Paycheck, Stanford professor of organizational behaviour Jeffrey Pfeffer documents loads of evidence suggesting that the workplace is literally killing people. Sixty one % of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7% said they had actually been hospitalized. Job stress, according to Pfeffer, may cause 120,000 excess deaths each year.  Source: Inc. I’ve documented toxicity in the workplace as well, with head-shaking statistics. To raise awareness of the profundity of the problem in hopes of safeguarding our children’s future when they enter the workplace, I offer you six commonly found toxic behaviours. 1. Passive aggressiveness. Research has discovered that most toxic […]

Employers Need to Recognize That Our Wellness Starts at Work – HBR

Employers Need to Recognize That Our Wellness Starts at Work – HBR

The current debate about workplace wellness has called into question virtually every aspect of wellness programs. Commentators have railed against them, with some asserting that they are not only worthless but are also a morale disaster and a stealthy way to shift more coverage costs onto employees. Source: Harvard Business Review Despite all this, most corporate leaders continue to fund such programs. Collectively, employers spend upward of $8 billion a year on wellness programs — yet the programs underperform by most measures, and barely 25% of employers even try to understand how well their programs do. This disconnect between the near unanimous adoption of workplace wellness programs and their demonstrably apathetic results leads to some fundamental questions. Is the workplace […]

6 Power-Packed Fruit Combos to Fuel Your Morning

6 Power-Packed Fruit Combos to Fuel Your Morning

Because nothing beats sitting down to a gorgeous plate of fruit every morning! Fruit truly is the perfect food. It’s the easiest for our bodies to digest, and our system has to do almost nothing to break it down. All fruit is good for you, but we should eat it when it’s ripe to properly digest it and use it for energy. Source Think of all the colours, shapes, and textures of fruit as different antioxidants and phytonutrients to load up on. And then include a variety of fruits in your diet to take advantage of all the benefits they have to offer — from fighting colds and warding off inflammation […]

Top 9 Foods that Improve Body Odour – especially during summer in Greece

Top 9 Foods that Improve Body Odour – especially during summer in Greece

Body odour can be due to hormonal changes in the body, excessive sweating, an unhealthy diet and genetics. The reasons can be many especially during summer season, but when your body smells offensive, you may start to lose your confidence and even become more self-conscious.   Source Though deodorants and perfumes are available to control body odour, they do not treat the underlying cause. In many cases, the problem can be solved easily by just following a healthy diet. What you eat and don’t eat may contribute to the intensity of your body’s natural scent. In fact, there are many foods that will help you deodorize and cleanse your system. […]

20 Healthy Office Snacks to Keep you Energised and Productive

20 Healthy Office Snacks to Keep you Energised and Productive

 Having nutritious snacks to eat during the workday can help you stay energized and productive. Still, coming up with ideas for snacks that are easy to prep, healthy, and portable can be difficult. Here are few simple and healthy snacks for work. On local terms…’Tupper Ideas’   Source 1. Nuts and dried fruit Nuts and dried fruit make for a healthy, non-perishable snack mix. This filling combo has a good balance of all three macronutrients, with healthy fats and protein from nuts and carbs from dried fruit. What’s more, both foods are loaded with fiber that can help keep you full between meals. WorkWell Recommended 2. Apples and peanut butter Apple […]

The 7 ‘Senses’ of Self-Development

The 7 ‘Senses’ of Self-Development

Committing to your development is step-one to living your personal legend. The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfilment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically successful and happy immerse themselves in self-development and a deep interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly curious and passionate about their self-education and improvement. They hold the belief that they can only learn if they are willing to risk themselves personally and professionally. Source: Entrepreneur.com Through life’s experiences, good and bad, you become able and ready to be proactive in all your efforts, challenges and successes. You choose to no longer wait for success or happiness, […]

9 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Workplace

9 Ways to Reduce Plastic in your Workplace

Businesses of all sizes are well-placed to make a HUGE difference when it comes to tackling the ocean plastic crisis. Whilst individual efforts to use less plastic add up over time, cutting plastic usage at a business-level results in significantly greater reductions in plastic waste and far-reaching consequences – creating a ripple effect of positive change among colleagues, customers, suppliers, competitors, industry and the wider community. Source Given the devastation being caused in the oceans by our excessive plastic use, we urgently need more businesses to step up to this challenge… In 2015, we produced over 320 million tonnes of plastic globally – which is more than the combined weight of […]

6 Instant Ways To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

6 Instant Ways To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

We are all undoubtedly troubled (some more, others less) with the impact our everyday actions have on the rapid climate change. So we are looking for practical ways to affect it positively and we may need few guidelines. Here is a sensible list: Source: HuffPost 1. Stop Eating (or Eat Less) Meat The single most effective action you can take to combat climate change is to stop eating meat. Certainly not an easy thing for us Greeks. Still, just limiting your meat consumption can make a huge difference. Greenhouse gas emissions from agribusiness are an even bigger problem than fossil fuels. So while we often talk about cutting our reliance on […]

World Health Orginization – 2019 Health Resolutions

World Health Orginization – 2019 Health Resolutions

The WHO has produced a sensible, realistic and nicely presented list of Health Related Resolutions for the new year. We encourage you to print and post on your office notice board and/or kitchen area to inspire your people. Here is the list in a infographic type of layout. Should you need them in .pdf format, please don’t hesitate to ask WorkWell and we shall gladly forward. Source: WHO – Health Resolutions #HealthyDiet                                                                             […]