Experienced work capacity
Good work is a part of good life
Your work capacity remains good when your individual resources and the requirements of your work are in balance. Your employer, but also yourself, are responsible for your coping at work.
Most employees spend the majority of their waking hours at work – either physically or mentally. When the work brings its doer appreciation, meaning, excitement, happiness and success, efficiency and reliability of the work also increase.
Losing the feeling of control?
Do you feel like you can control the interruptions related to your work day, or do the interruptions control you? We can perform the same work task for approximately a quarter of an hour at one time. The only sustainable way to increase the feeling of control is self-management.
Take control of your every-day life
- Prioritise your work tasks. Draft your own work management plan for example for one week ahead.
- Do not forget the lunch break. Your brain needs energy so that you can work in a creative and effective manner.
- Preserve your work peace. Have one day per week without meetings, or at least one morning or afternoon at minimum.
- Cut all disruptions. Clean your desk and e-mail at least once per year.
- Learn new things. You should learn new ways to work and give up old habits.
A good physical and mental operational capacity is a basis for work capacity. Merely sufficient health is not enough. An enjoyable work, good work community and safe work environment are important support pillars for coping at work.
Coping at work can be supported in many ways
Your work capacity inevitably weakens with age, but at the same time you have collected valuable experience and an overall view of your work.
If your strength is not sufficient for your current work, could your coping be supported by developing the work or rearranging your work tasks? In the event that your work capacity has permanently reduced, find out your possibilities for rehabilitation, training or changing professions.
Risks related to the inability to work
Source: Etera’s research material