Staying attuned to what your employees are feeling, planning ahead, and honoring some of your most hard-working team members are all on the list of things you should do in April. The little time and effort you’ll need to put in at the beginning, will be well worth it in the end!
Stop the Stress
Since April is Stress Awareness Month, take a few minutes to get a feel for how stressed your team is. Sure, there will always be some tension and pressure in the workplace, but too much could be demoralizing your employees and negatively affecting their productivity. According to the American Psychological Association, over a third of workers experience regular stress in the workplace, and it’s impacting everything from employee engagement to turnover. If you find that stress levels are high, ask your team what’s causing this and see if you can fix it. Even if you can’t change the problem, you can at least offer your support, increase your encouragement, and maybe even bring them donuts to lift the mood.