Technology is man’s best friend. What better way to strengthen this friendship than by using it to minimise the stress encountered by men in the workplace?
The use of stones to make fire was the first attempt made by man targeted towards technology. Years later, man has made tremendous growth in different areas from education to finance to easing the way we do business.
The main aim of advances in technology is to make our lives better and easy. After all, nobody wants to use a broom when a vacuum cleaner is by the corner.
Employees are faced with different forms of stress ranging from work-related stress, mental stress, physical stress, and emotional stress.
This affects the quality of the employee’s work which, in turn, affects the organisation. Since stress is an inevitable part of life, it’s only fair that we use all the resources available to us to reduce it.
Some ways technology aids in reducing workplace stress are:
Papers and more papers.
The invention of computer systems has reduced the amount of paperwork and filing done in companies. We have the opportunity of having our documents in different folders on our mobile phones, laptops, and desktop computers. This has reduced the likelihood of files getting missing and the time spent organising physical files and cabinets.
2. Scheduling of Meetings
It feels so surreal to have a free mind. Not having to bother about the date and time for a meeting or trying to stuff so much information about company schedules in your head. Applications like Google Calendar, Doodle, and Hubspot meeting scheduler allow individuals to schedule meetings and get timely reminders about these meetings. This takes the workload off your brain trying to recall so many things at once.
3. Organisation of Tasks
Some employees work best with a to-do list while others carry out tasks spontaneously. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop them from having applications like Asana, Trello, Click Up, and Slack. These applications help us know who is assigned to each task, the supervisor of the task, and any other data needed to smoothen the organisation of tasks in the organisation. Furthermore, stress is reduced on the manager as he or she can get notified when tasks are ongoing, complete, or overdue.
4. Apps to Manage Stress
It’s very easy to fall into the trap of carrying our work home to meet up with deadlines. Doing this will only increase your stress levels. Not to worry, apps like Happify, Breathe2Relax, and Headspace help the body to relax by using soothing sounds, yoga, belly breathing, and other meditation techniques. This helps in relaxing the muscles, mind and alleviates stress.
5. Organisation of Online Classes
Most companies organise training at intervals to equip their staff with the latest skills in specific fields. These classes can hold online thereby reducing the time or money spent in going to physical locations for the training. Also, this makes the schedule more flexible for the employees as they can take the courses from the comfort of their homes.
The application of technology in the health, education, and finance sectors has yielded positive results. It is only fair to transfer its benefits to the well-being of the ever-growing workforce.