According to the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO), Stress is a ‘global epidemic’. A silent killer, stress that has gone past its tipping point can affect yours and your employees' mental health. This can create an impact on your organization's productivity, turnover rate and medical costs.
Something we can do easily but we haven't been doing enough is to SMILE.
Smile at yourself and all around you in your workplace. Mirror neurons will pick up your smile, and you will be returned with a smile. Your smile will activate the release of feel-good neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, endorphins) in you and those who smile back at you. This can help relax your body, reduce your heart rate and blood pressure.
A simple and easy way to manage stress and and to keep the spirits high in the workplace.
So, no matter how strange it may sound at first, smiling is one of the indispensable parts of an effective business running and workforce productivity.
Go ahead and try!