Today’s workplace is more demanding than ever. Business competitiveness changes and becomes tedious every day.
Loads of projects, and the urgent need to adjust to using a new technology or methodology are some of the “must-possess” ability to survive in a fast-paced workplace. These can be inundating, stressful and de-motivating.
It is worthy of note, that Mental and Emotional pressure can significantly influence workers’ stress.
A research study noted that stress built up in today’s workplace happened when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.
The criteria for determining these changes daily could also be unpredictable.
And we all can do nothing but get adapted as fast as possible to avoid becoming useless ― or else, start getting prepared to become jobless and unemployable soon.
One of the surest ways to keep on top of the trend in our industry without getting stressed, inundated or demoralized is by leveraging the power of mindfulness.
Mindfulness helps us to become masters of our own action and emotions. Situations such as beating your tight deadlines or working late can be well managed using the power of mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being conscious of the present without distraction from the past or future. It is an act of “present-focused consciousness”. To be able to efficiently handle the hectic nature of a fast-paced workplace, you need to be focused on the task at hand without worrying about the next task or how the last one ended.
Some of us usually think we can attend to more than one thing at a time. We justify this by claiming we can multitask.
A study has revealed that only 2 percent of the entire human population can in reality multitask. The probability that you belong to that small group is low. And if you are one ― congrats ― you should not be experiencing any form of stress or discomfort in your fast-paced workplace. If you are, you are in no way part of the 2 percent.
Why mindfulness is a must in a fast-paced workplace
- Encourages participation
- Increases productivity
- Reduces employees sickness
- Prolongs retention of employees
- Reduces managerial stress
- Encourages innovation
How to start workplace mindfulness
Employers need to provide an environment that encourages mindfulness at work.
Allow employees to think
Mindfulness among employees can only be possible if the management allows them to think on their own without any constraint on how and what they can do when given a task.
Employers need to always consider how what they are about to say or do will affect an employee. Do not send an email out of anger. Calm down and send it because it is needed and not because you are angry at the employee’s action.
An employer with all the answers shouldn’t need any employee. To avoid making employees “Robots” ask them questions.
Questions make people think. It encourages participation!
Encourage employees to take a break and refresh their strength.
A survey by TORKS showed that employees think taking a break makes their boss see them as not being hardworking enough.
The fast-paced workplace today needs to embrace mindfulness to avoid workers burnout if it truly wants to catch up with the everyday changes in how work is being done.
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