Leaders are called leaders for a reason, as they lead and support their team or coworkers in face of adverse situations that aids in bringing out the best possible outcome. But the ultimate power of a leader comes from his/her followers which helps them in the actualization of the vision and overcoming of impediments in the way. If the team members are stressed in the workplace it can negatively impact the work and productivity of the team as well as the efficacy of a leader.
The leader thereby has to deal with the double burden of managing his as well as his co-worker’s stress. The brunt of which can be proved to be detrimental in the long run. But the same can be averted if we practice these healthy habits at our workplace to keep burnouts and a nervous breakdown at bay. Here are 5 ways Effective Business Leaders Handle Stress at Workplace.
The first and foremost thing we should begin by doing this prioritizing in defining the very urgent task at hand which is deliverable. This makes up a very crucial aspect of tackling stress. Apart from this, we should align ourselves and commitments with managers respectively so that they are constantly aware of any changes that will occur in course of work. As these Changes go down the line keeping everyone well-informed. Things are bound to work more smoothly for everyone and not only keeping us as a leader stress-free but everyone down the chain relaxed and focused on the work. And we should involve our team and should help identify opportunities in these troublesome moments.
Usually, teams that work linearly have been found to have higher stress levels. Often it is seen that not all tasks are compulsory to be completed to take another task at hand. What we need to understand is that simultaneously many tasks can be completed when organized in a lateral fashion. Which we can balance with the task which is not related but on high-priority to be completed before the task in the linear fashion.
In Addition to this, we as a leader should also assess that whether the task pointed to our team is in sync or not. A leader should devise a plan that limits multitasking since it will help the employees to focus on one thing at a time and complete it with focus and attention without slitting their attention which is a sure-shot way that attracts anxiety and stress.
We should not only ask the right question but also able to seek proactive reviews from our team’s team. As when we ask the right questions at the very beginning of the project and make our expectations clear and there are fewer chances of error. In addition to that when we are on clear terms with our team by asking the right questions. We have a clear picture of what to do and how to do it in mind. which reduces the stress levels to half as most of the stress and anxiety comes from these issues
Technology has made it possible for us to work from wherever we want and however we want, by availing our various resources. But this has given rise to a culture where work bleeds into evenings and weekends. This can be quite counterproductive for our team. As it deprives them of breaks and free time where they lose their chance to rejuvenate and relax. Therefore, we should take a step back and relax sometimes striking a balance between our professional and personal life.
If we inculcate transparency and fairness in our workplace, it aids in making our team more focused on their job and hence I am motivated to keep working constantly in a collaborative environment. For which we should make time for our team and check up on them showing some humility and empathy towards our fellow team members as it helps in the process of building resilience. Cameron Chell Draganfly Inc. Chairman and CEO is an example of an entrepreneur that is good at people dynamics. This helps Cameron Chell to be an effective leader and handle stress actively.