(PRWEB) November 22, 2004
Feeling stressed from the holidays? Co-workers getting on your nerves? Wondering how youÂll pay for those holiday gifts? DonÂt Panic! Simply push your very own red panic button. These double backed adhesive computer keys attach to any computer keyboard, ItÂs ideal for bringing a light hearted touch to the office.
ÂWe even had a convent order 10 Panic buttons," said Silvana Clark, a professional speaker on the topic of humor in the workplace. ÂCompanies are looking to reduce workplace stress. Sometimes just the simple act of giving each employee a panic button at a staff meeting makes people more receptive to new information,Â she said. During ClarkÂs workshops, she frequently tapes a Panic button underneath every chair. Participants are told, ÂHereÂs a sure-fire way to reduce stressÂ as they discover their panic buttons.
Clark, who travels across the U.S and overseas presenting keynotes and workshops offers some other tips on reducing workplace stress:
Take time to ask employees what would make them more productive at work. Many employees are never given the chance to voice their opinions. Stress is reduced when management spends time listening to employees.
Use creativity to break the monotony of everyday workplace routines. Try a stand-up meeting where everyone remains standing during the staff meeting. Celebrate untraditional holidays such as "Ugly Tie Day" or "Clean off Your Desk Day."
Let staff know they are appreciated. Write personalized thank you notes and attach to paychecks. Give out awards such as the ÂGood and Plenty AwardÂ for a person who always has lots of good ideas.
Studies show humor helps reduce stress and increases productivity. Some people find humor in secretly attaching red Panic buttons to co-workerÂs computers. When Massachusetts General Hospital ordered new computers for one department, supervisors secretly attached Panic buttons to each computer before delivering them to staff. For further information on ordering Panic buttons for business or as stocking stuffers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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