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There is a long list of stress triggering factors in the life of a salesperson. Everyday your salespeople may be under a lot of pressure to meet quotas, convert quickly, and keep approval rankings high. In short, your salespeople may be put into many situations that create a highly stressful environment. According to Fairleigh Dickenson University, 75% of people report being stressed on the job.

So, what can you do to lower the amount of stress of your salespeople? Here are a few simple and effective techniques you can use.

Empower Your Salespeople

What efforts are you making to empower your salespeople? The amount of energy you put  towards empowering your salespeople will determine the level of commitment you have. For instance, you can empower your salespeople by using positive messaging. According to Total Wellness, if you impart positivity in your words and communications, “you’ll be able to foster positive emotions from your employees in regards to wellness. Positive messaging provides the groundwork for a positive outlook on any health journey.” So, giving a kind and positive word or a compliment, you can help in assisting someone struggling with stress to develop a more positive mindset, and provide a small bright spot in the midst of their stress.

Invest In Cloud-Based Technologies

If you haven’t invested in cloud-based technologies yet, we highly recommend you invest now. Cloud-based technologies like Commercient SYNC and IoT Pulse allow salespeople to do their jobs effectively without being tied to a desk, office, or specific device. Kendra Von Esh,  executive strategic advisor at Coupa, a cloud-based spend management software company, says companies should “outsource the stressful parts of IT because hosting hardware, managed services and SaaS solutions can help take the stress off of you and your staff and put it somewhere better, faster and cheaper.” She says that you should focus instead on “revenue generating activities and how you can turn your organization into a profit center rather than a cost center.”

Allow Flexible Work Schedules

When you allow your employees to set their own schedules, you’ll make their lives much easier. According to Simon Slade of CMSWire, “in regular feedback from staff, employees describe the freedom to set their own hours as an important factor in their overall job satisfaction. They can achieve a better work-life balance with their personal schedule, and also feel more respected and trusted by the company.”

Make the technology of the cloud your best ally. With apps like Commercient SYNC, your salespeople won’t have to be in front of their desktop computer to access critical data from leads and clients; instead, they’ll be able to see that info from their mobile devices. This helps them to increase efficiency, feel more productive, close more deals, and provide better customer experience.

Create A Fun And Social Environment

Every company has extra-stressful deadline days, and one of the best ways to reduce the office stress and boost employee morale is by creating a fun and social environment. For example, you can help your salespeople get to know each other in a non-stressful capacity by offering an occasional company outing, or by trying some team-building exercises. Ultimately, this will help to re-energize the team, improve communication, and create a lasting bond among team members – they will feel like they have someone to go to when feeling stressed out or overwhelmed.

Want to reduce the stress of your salespeople by integrating your CRM and ERP, or connecting your ERP to the Internet? Then, Commercient SYNC and IoT Pulse are waiting for you. Contact us at Commercient today.

Stress is just a part of life. It comes out of nowhere when you’re trying to make a deadline and your client changes their mind last minute (again), you drip mustard on your khakis right before a big meeting, or that jerk in traffic who doesn’t know how to use a blinker cuts you off for no good reason.

These stressful moments can range from annoying to totally debilitating. That’s why it’s important to make an effort to keep your emotional health in check. According to the Mayo Clinic, unmanaged stress can affect your body, your feelings, and your thoughts.

Self-help can be our biggest asset and we’re lucky enough to have some great apps at our disposal to help manage stress on a regular basis. Here are seven of our favorite stress management apps that will help you relax.

Best 7 Stress Management Apps

  1. Pacifica. Pacifica is a pretty low-maintenance app. You just track your daily activities via audio or writing. Pacifica then helps you understand what activities might be influencing certain moods and emotions, especially stress. The idea is to help you break the cycle and set goals to achieve this. It’s refreshingly non-fluffy for a self-help app.

    Pacifica is available on Android and iOS for everybody’s favorite price: FREE.
  2. Buddha Board. Buddha Board was inspired by the Zen concept of living in the moment. It let’s you paint “virtually” and once you’re done painting, you watch your masterpiece slowly disappear. Eventually you’ll be left with a clean slate and theoretically, a clear mind.

    Buddha Board is only available for iOS but it’s FREE.
  3. GPS for the Soul. This app allows you to connect with “guides” that make it easier to manage your stress. Each guide, created by Arianna Huffington and Deepak Chopra, includes a combination of breathing exercises, meditation, pictures of nature, and yoga. The point of the app is to help you put things in perspective and reflect on what you’re grateful for.

    GPS for the Soul is only available for iOS but it’s completely FREE to download.
  4. Breathe2Relax. Breathe2Relax was created by The Department of Defense’s Center for Telehealth and Technology to help soldiers and their families learn stress-relieving breathing techniques. If it’s good enough for America’s Servicemen and Women, it’s good enough for us.

    Breathe2Relax is available on both Android and iOS for FREE.
  5. Self-Help Anxiety Management. Nicknamed SAM, this app was created by a university team of computer scientists, psychologists, and student users to help you figure out what’s making you anxious and effectively fight it. Over time you’ll see a graph of what stresses you out so you can monitor yourself.

    SAM is available on both Android and iOS for FREE.
  6. Happify. Happify helps you improve your mood through the power of positive-thinking. The app has been successful among its users, CNN named this app as one of the best to train your mind and cope with stress.

    Happify is available for iOS only and it’s FREE to download.

  7. The Worry Box. Have you ever wished you could just take all the things weighing on your mind and close them up in a box somewhere so you don’t have to carry them with you? Well, you can! The Worry Box is a virtual box where you can unload everything that’s bugging you and think through them individually. It’s based on a philosophy similar to the Buddha Board app.

    The Worry Box is available for Android users only and it’s FREE!

Whether it’s in your work life or personal life, don’t let whatever is facing you overwhelm you. Take control of the situation and refuse to let it get the best of you.

Mayo Clinic
Center for Telehealth and Technology