We may spend a good part of our active lives in the work environment, and whether we are working for financial security, sense of achievement, pleasure, self-worth, self-identity, or some other reason, it is important that we feel comfortable, secure and happy. Harmonious workplaces are more productive places and are less stressful for everyone. We can experience our workplace as stressful for a variety of reasons that may be due to the job itself, something about the workplace itself or because of our own personal circumstances.
Within the job itself, we may be struggling to fulfil our responsibilities. This may be because the workload is excessive or the timeframes unrealistic, access to vital resources may be restricted putting us under strain to achieve goals, or the work itself is inherently hard and we find that we don’t have support. Equally, we may have an unfulfilled need for more recognition, to feel seen, valued and not overlooked.