Why Is Your Workplace So Tense?

It’s never a good feeling, that sense of foreboding in the air. Your team isn’t talking to you as much as you would like and they seem like they’re always under pressure. A tense workspace isn’t good for anyone involved. It’s stressful, it’s unproductive, and it can get in the way of proper communication. To clear the air, you need to find exactly why everyone is so tense.



You’re using your team wrong

Simply put, if people look like they’re too busy to talk and always pushed to the wall, it might be because they are. You need to take a closer look at the workloads of your team and cut the nonsense from it. Help them manage their team and prioritize their tasks so they realize that not everything on their plate needs to be done now. At best, you could them automate or at least make their work easier with the right software. At worst, you might need to think about hiring another person. However you do it, easing the pressure off them can immediately make the office a happier place.

People don’t know they’re doing a good job

Another reason that people might think they have to push themselves so hard is because they might believe they’re not doing well enough. If people don’t occasionally get some good feedback, they might end up believing they don’t deserve it to the point that they could even fear their jobs are in danger. Simple staff appreciation ideas, from a thank you for the hard work to the occasional reward, are essential in any happy workplace. It allows people to ease up on themselves a little. It also incentivizes great work without putting too much of the ‘or else’ fear to go with it.

Some are getting away with too much

It’s not always down to how people are handling their own work, however. Instead, it might be that a few toxic influences are having too much influence on the workplace without you noticing it. People will try to get away with pressuring others, harassment, and overly competitive behavior. The ‘I-come-first’ attitudes don’t work in an environment where people have to work together. Set the example of the team player yourself, while keeping an eye out for those who aren’t following that lead.

The business is in trouble

It’s not one that you will want to recognize, but if the business is in trouble, the employees might spot the warning signs of it before you. This will put them in fear of their jobs and could have them looking for a way out. If you can’t prove that business is going to make it through the tough spell, then you should instead rally them as a team. Have them contributing their ideas and come up with a strategy to turn things around once more. Don’t just let the ship go down without anyone trying to fix the leak.

Identifying the source can make it a lot easier to clear the air and get people moving to the lively, happy workplace your business can really benefit from. Otherwise, you might have a hard trouble running it and keeping people to run it with you.

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Camping Essentials for the Tech-Savvy

Nowadays, travelling is becoming more important for a variety of reasons. It’s a great way to relax in our own time, it’s a good way to learn new things and it can even affect our future career choices. However, many of us camp for the sake of getting some time to ourselves and relaxing our bodies, and as such it’s important to treat it like a leisurely trip to melt away stress.


Adventuring into the wild is a great way to connecting with friends and family and spend some much-needed quality time together. However, it doesn’t have to be all about sleeping in tents and becoming one with nature. Nowadays, there is so much technology around us that it almost feels like we can’t even go outside without carrying a phone in our pockets.


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Some people would scoff at the idea of bringing electronics to a camping trip because it doesn’t “feel” natural, but devices like smartphones can play a huge part in remaining safe and connected to the rest of the world when you’re out in the wilderness. If you want to bring some more tech on a camping trip, then here are a couple of great suggestions.




Whether it’s a small torch or a floodlight to keep your campsite illuminated, companies like Nightsearcher will have you covered. From small torches and floodlights to solar-rechargeable lamps, there’s a huge variety of different lighting options to take with you on a camping trip to make yourself noticed, feel safer and also to make it easier on you when you wake up at night to go toilet.


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In addition to GPS being an extremely helpful tool to guide you throughout the wilderness, smartphones also come with many other useful features such as the ability to keep connected via the internet, take photos and record videos, and even have some fun and entertainment while you’re out in the wilderness. A lot of people go on camping trips to explore nature, take pictures and hike. However, what will you do in the evening when it’s dark but still too early to sleep? How about bringing out your phone and watching some films, listening to music or even reading a book?


Pressure Shower


Although it’s not as fancy as a smartphone or special lighting arrangements, pressure showers are a much-needed essential in camping. If you plan to stay out for a couple of days, then it’s a good idea to invest in a pressure shower. These are just bags that you can hand on a tree branch. When you fill them with water, you can give the pump a few squeezes and you’ll have access to a simple and hygienic way of cleaning off dirt and mud from hiking trips.


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Water Safety


Drinking water in the wilderness can come with some very nasty side effects. Luckily there are several ways you can ensure that the water you drink is nice and clear. For starters, you can buy a water testing bottle that uses UV lighting to show you if the water you want to drink from is contaminated or safe. You can also buy water filtration systems that clean water to make it safe to drink.

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