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Unchecked Staff Stress and the Bottom Line

Unchecked Staff Stress and the Bottom Line

Unchecked Staff Stress in the workplace can drain the energy out of the office, greatly reduce productivity and increase illness and absenteeism. 

Stress Symptoms in the Workplace Include:Man, Employee, Office, Manager, Good, Morning

  • waning energy
  • fatigue
  • burnout
  • job resentment
  • cynicism
  • Negativity

Do we accept this as the typical cycle of work life?

As the leader of your team, what can you do to either prevent or stem the tide before it becomes unmanageable? 

Beyond some of the obvious sources of this stress, there are more clandestine causes to consider.

Sarah Torres-Ferrick a human resources expert at HR Circle Online identifies the following causes.

  1. Conflicting and unclear demands from the boss. In my early career I recall times that I was given an assignment that I didn’t fully understand and not wanting to appear less than inadequate; said nothing.
    Bosses need to be as specific as possible and ask the employee how they plan to proceed and invite them to trust their own skills; giving them decision-making control. Assure them that your door is open and there are no “dumb” questions. This alone can avoid so much anxiety and pain for everyone.
  2. Exorbitant work loads. It has become common to tackle company functions with less than adequate staff due to attrition or budget restraints or increased business. While adding staff may appear costly, it may end up costing more due to decreased productivity in the long run. A very effective strategy is to review all the employees responsibilities to gain a comprehensive understanding of their workload. This may enlighten you as to the overwhelming responsibilities whether real or perceived. 

The key is to prioritize their duties, remove unproductive tasks when possible, and when appropriate implement a more efficient approach to certain assignments. Reducing the workload can greatly improve attitude and productivity.

Next time we’ll discuss Work-Life Balance and granting certain Decision-Making Control.

It’s time to schedule a team-building event at Simply  Smashing Rage Room! Click here for details or give us a call at (602) 909-1996

 

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Tips on how a Manager can Build a Stronger Team (Infographic)

How to Create a Stronger and More Productive Team

Team Building is an important, integral skill for any manager or leader in today’s professional space. Having a work environment that is team oriented will result in more productive employees, better project results, and happier team mates. 

Teams aren’t formed by dictatorial leaders, they are formed as the product of coaching. Coaches are leaders who involve their team, both in problem solving and workflow optimization. As it turns out, employees respond to questions and involvement much better than they respond to commands. 

A manager acting as a coach will: 

  • Ask their team questions, rather than issue demands. 
  • Involve their employees in trouble shooting, problem solving, and workplace solutions. 
  • Take interest in their employees and show that they care. 
  • Take the time to pay attention to each individual member of the team. 

This info graphic from https://blog.hubspot.com/ showcases these principals with detailed information and great examples! 

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These 11 simple changes can drastically improve workplace performance and employee morale, leading to more productivity and better results in the workplace. This is how to create a stronger and more productive team. If you want to be this kind of leader, following these few tips will help you to be a better leader and more efficient manager. 

Are you looking for more unique ways to strengthen your team through team building?

Here at Simply Smashing, A Rage Release Room we provide just that with our team building events! Let your team break glass, ceramics or a printer with a bat while listening to their favorite music. Bond over an unforgettable experience and release some stress with your team in an outing they’ll be talking about for weeks! 

 

 

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Does Your Office Technology Frustrate You? [Infographic]

Today’s daily life stress and frustrations can come from many places, both at home and at work. One common cause of frustrations is Technology, and the stress it causes can really derail your day. Small frustrations can be ignored, but frequent Technology frustrations can add up over time and cause you more stress than you know…

This Infographic from Asurion.com shows just how Frustrating Technology can be….


Does Technology frustrate you.

frustrated with technologySo, if your office tech has you frustrated, don’t punch your laptop! Come by Simply Smashing in Tempe today and smash away your frustrations by booking an appointment in one of our Rage Rooms!

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What Are the Benefits of Team Building Activities? [Infographic]

Managing a team of varied personalities in an office environment is sometimes like herding cats. As a business owner or manager, getting everyone to follow one gameplan or even play in the same ballpark is a challenge. Team building exercises are touted to help in a variety of ways:

  • Improves morale and leadership skills
  • Breaks down barriers and boundaries both culturally and hierarchical
  • Clearly defines objectives and goals
  • Improves productivity
  • Reveals strengths and weaknesses
  • Improves problem solving capabilities
  • Clarifies processes and procedures
  • Improves communications
  • Develops team roles

Benefits of team building activities

Team Building Activities should not be Corporate

team building printer smashThe most successful, memorable team-building events are ones that don’t feel like a day at the office. Activities that overtly aim to draw in leadership lessons or practical takeaways are less powerful. Spending time together, sharing an experience or working towards a common goal  allows bonding to happen more organically and far more effectively.

David Tam, for Forbes Magazine. (Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianscudamore/2016/03/09/why-team-building-is-the-most-important-investment-youll-make/#51177857617f)

Here’s a video of a team corporate event at Simply Smashing Rage Room taking out frustrations on a poor defenseless printer:

Team building duoThat Forbes article also suggests…

  • Ditch the company picnic – (talk about lame)
  • It’s not a splurge, it’s an important investment to make for your people.
  • Keep the positive energy going at the office

A team building event at Simply Smashing Rage Room in Tempe is definitely not another day at the office!

  • Having fun is an important component of good team-bonding events.
  • It’s a great way to recharge and refresh and turbo-charge motivation.
  • It also increases employee retention when you have regular outings to smash some office equipment.

The 4 C’s of Good Team Function:

  1. Communication
  2. Collaboration
  3. Commitment
  4. Culture

Business owners and managers, it’s up to you to maintain good, positive communications, collaborations, commitments and culture in your company.

What are you waiting for? Click here to book your next team building event at Simply Smashing!

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The Best and Fun Team Building Event for Your Employees!

Putting together Team Building Activities for your company need not be boring, ordinary, unimaginative, unstimulating and unexciting.

Remember this flashback scene from the 1999 comedy hit “Office Space“? The guys are totally frustrated with the printers not working and they have a literal field day with them!

One thing’s for sure, getting your staff together to take turns attacking pieces of office equipment like printers, fax machines, copiers, computers, etc. can be extremely beneficial to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Beat out one’s frustrations
  • Break barriers
  • Get to know your co-workers in a casual, fun atmosphere
  • Teaches you patience as you wait for your co-worker to take their turns beating on the defenseless printer

Now Here’s our Version of Team Building Activities:

How about this one…

This is Team Building, but way more fun!

We can hold events for up to 25 people in your company.

Create excitement with a unique team bonding activity
and has the following features:

  • All breakables included
  • All safety wear provided.
  • Speakers in every room to synch to your favorite music.
  • Chalk board in each room.
  • Team building/party room available for meetings, food and drink.

As one manager stated.

“We not only had a great time but, our team has been talking about it nonstop. They came back to work feeling rejuvenated, energetic and connected.”

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Channel 12’s Brian West Smashes Away what makes Him Angry

Brian West, from Channel 12’s Morning Show came by to smash away what makes him angry.

Harness your anger.
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3 Things That You’ve Gotta Know About Rage Rooms – from The List TV

Life can get stressful and stress can make you mad. You could do yoga, or, go for a run – but does anything feel as good as letting your anger out with good, old-fashioned rage? Now, we’re not saying you should throw a coffee mug at a coworker if you get mad at work – you can throw things around things at an anger room. These stress-relieving rooms are becoming more and more popular, and Teresa Strasser’s showing you why.

Also known as anger rooms, these palaces built for smashing have been around since the late 2000’s, and ever since, people have been flocking to put on visors and overalls and get to letting out their inner frustrations with the help of some organized destruction.

Well, don’t walk in and start smashing the front desk, but once you get into your rage release room, you’ll be able to break things however you want – smash them against walls, take a bat to them, yell, scream, whatever feels best for letting out those angry feelings.

While you shouldn’t consider anger rooms your go-to method for stress therapy, there’s nothing wrong with periodically tapping into your primal, breaking urges. So, visit an anger room near you today to get hardcore with your stress relief.

This post originally appeared on The List

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ABC Channel 15 Came by to do a Facebook Live Video

This was our first Facebook Live Video thanks to Josh David of ABC Channel 15!

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Cory McCloskey of Fox 10 Phoenix at Simply Smashing Rage Room

Fox 10 Phoenix’s Morning show weather guy, Cory McCloskey, tried out the latest craze in the Valley, Simply Smashing Rage Room.

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Video: AZ Family’s Yetta Gibson Tries Out the New Rage Room in Tempe

KPHO Channel 5/AZ Family’s Yetta Gibson releases some stress at Arizona’s first Rage Room!

AZ Family?KPHO's Yetta Gibson at Simply Smashing Rage Room in Tempe

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