When the boss is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. And when the boss goes to the gym, everyone in the office can breathe a sigh of relief.
That’s the conclusion of a recent study, “Supervisor Workplace Stress and Abusive Supervision: The Buffering Effect of Exercise,” conducted by researchers at Northern Illinois University on 98 employees along with their supervisors. The study found that “supervisor stress and abusive behavior can be diminished when supervisors engage in moderate levels of physical exercise.”
Great advice. But it’s hard to follow, as any business owner who works 12-hour days knows. Still, there are some that make the time. Eric Casaburi is one who has been there. And he’s done it. He’s the founder and CEO of Retro Fitness, a fitness-club franchise, as well as Let’s Yo Yogurt. Sure, he’s surrounded by exercise equipment, trainers and buff people that inspire him day in and day out. But the New Jersey-based entrepreneur says he needs to constantly remind himself of the benefits of exercise.
“If you’re in a high-stress job, it can result in poor performance,” says Casaburi. And that can bring down the rest of your staff. On the flip side, he says, “You can bring energy to a room if you have energy.”Page 1 of 3 | Next Page