Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 3, 2006
Feeling stressed because of the looming tax deadline? Can’t find valuable receipts to itemize deductions? Wondering if you’ll get audited? Silvana Clark, a professional speaker on the topic of humor in the workplace, says, “People often wait until the last minute to start preparing their taxes. When you only have a few days to get your paperwork in order, it’s natural to feel stress.” There is an inexpensive solution.
When the stress gets too high, simply push your very own red PANIC button. These double backed adhesive computer keys attach to any computer keyboard, (or any object that brings you frustration.) This gag gift is an actual computer key imprinted with “Panic”. It’s ideal for bringing a light hearted touch to your home or office.
“We even had a convent order 10 Panic buttons”, said Clark, “People are looking to reduce stress, especially in the first two weeks of April." During Clark’s workshops, she frequently tapes a Panic button underneath every chair. Participants are told, “Here’s a sure-fire way to reduce stress” as they discover their Panic buttons.
Clark, who travels across the US and overseas presenting keynotes and workshops offers some other tips on reducing 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 “Good and Plenty Award” for a person who always has lots of good ideas…along with a Good and Plenty candy bar of course.
Studies show humor helps reduce stress and increases productivity. Some people find humor in secretly attaching red Panic buttons to co-worker’s computers. When Massachusetts General Hospital ordered new computers for one department, supervisors secretly attached Panic buttons to each computer before delivering them to staff.
Order PANIC buttons from http://www.panicbuttons.com
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