Tonight is the night peeps! The rock legend brings his tunes to the Cape to rock the Cape Town Stadium tonight.
I know a few people going but unfortunately my sister won’t be going due to her broken leg. I must admit that the entire setup has been quite unfriendly towards someone who is “disabled”. Don’t worry, there is a full blog post coming about that.
Anyway, here are some tunes to get you amped for tonight.
Curb stress in the office: Allow employees to stay at home
The global recession was responsible for major changes in many work environments across the world. Restructuring, an increase in the expectation placed on employee capacity, and the need to stay ahead of the pack for job security were huge stressors for employees in the years following the recession. Even though the business environment has stabilised since the global downturn, stress levels related to work are still on the rise, which doesn’t bode well for productivity.
Stress factors at work
One of the major causes of stress at work is the inability for outdated ways of doing business – including the use of rigid hierarchical structures – to be replaced with more efficient and innovative business processes. Fast-paced business environments don’t seem to take into consideration the fact that employees also need to fulfill other roles that pertain to family and social structures, with more and more demand being placed on employees to utilise their time outside of business hours to fulfill work obligations. Commuting time and distances are also major stress factors, with employees arriving at work in an existing state of stress only exacerbating stress levels on the job.
Symptoms of high stress levels
Irritability, fatigue, insomnia, and low immunity are common among stressed-out employees. More troubling, however, are the effects of chronic stress, which causes the development of far more serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and asthma, amongst others. Not only do sufferers develop conditions that may well be life-long, but the effects of employees under constant stress will also affect their employers’ bottom line. As employees are forced to take more sick days, productivity is significantly affected. And since those most stressed are the high achieving employees, companies risk losing their stars to a more balanced lifestyle, as more and more employees choose the route of entrepreneurship to escape high stress office environments.
So my birthday has crept up on me this year. It was only last week that I realized that it was coming up. The last two weeks have been manic for me and after a few people started to nag me about some gift ideas I decided I needed to sit down and draw up a list.
This process made me realize that I am EXCEPTIONALLY privileged as there is nothing major that I need or want and this actually makes me feel quite guilty.
Anyway, here is the list:
Mauritius Holiday – a little far fetched but a bunch of us are thinking about doing this together so if someone wants to pay for me that would rock :P
Big poofy warm slippers
A big grey stylish winter coat – something like this but preferably in grey.