Workplace Harassment can be based on a variety of factors
that differ from one person to another, such as race, sex, and disability.
This book will give you the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well understand your rights and responsibilities under the law. It will also touch on safety in the workplace, which is in of itself a very important item in any organization.
To help you decide if this is the right book for you we have provided the table of contents followed by a short preview/passage from the book.
Chapter One: Benefits of Healthy Balance
Chapter Seven: At Work
Keeping balance when at work is difficult. Outside
influences always try to creep in and destroy productivity. Becoming
sidetracked, however, simply creates job related stress that further increases
the level of imbalance you experience. Fortunately, there are a few useful tips
that will help you regain your sense of balance while at work.
Everyone has personal problems that create stress and hinder job performance. If these issues are severe, it may be necessary to take a leave of absence. In most cases, however, there are better strategies to help leave the home stress at home.
· Get up early: Get up early enough to take a few minutes and prepare for a new day. Focus on what is ahead and not the past.
· Take advantage of the commute: View the commute as a chance to enter your “work zone.” That is, mentally gear up for the workday.
· Communicate appropriately: Discuss your problems with a friend or confidant outside of work. Do not vent about home stress to your coworkers.
· Find outlets: Discover useful ways to alleviate stress, such as exercise. This will help keep you focused throughout the workday.
Projects and deadlines can be overwhelming. If you have a large task ahead of you, you might be tempted to procrastinate. This will only create more stress. A better solution is breaking up the task.
· List the steps that are necessary to complete the task.
· Schedule time for each step.
· Complete the easiest step first, and then move on to the next easiest. This will give you a sense of accomplishment.
· Do not look ahead. Focus on the task at hand.
People can avoid stress by simply delegating responsibility. This sounds simple, but many people, particularly those in management, have problems delegating authority. They do not trust others to do the job. There are a few tips that will help anyone feel more confident about delegating.
· Choose tasks to delegate: Do not delegate sensitive or difficult tasks.
· Choose people to help: Find responsible people you trust to handle the tasks for you.
· Give instructions: Make sure that you communicate clear instructions with deadlines.
· Be available: Let people know that they can come to you with questions, but do not hover over them.
Accurate goals decrease stress. This involves estimating the time that it will take to complete something. There are a few steps that will help you set accurate goals.
· Familiarize yourself with the requirements.
· List the actions that need to happen.
· Estimate the time necessary for each action you need to take.
· Estimate the total time necessary for a task.......