Work is stressful, and when you are the person in charge then it can feel like there are fewer ways to get around that stress. Forbes suggests that one way to reduce stress at work is to think of “big picture” concepts when you start to get bogged down so you can keep your work in perspective. Also, it is important to do things that you find interesting, because a direct correlation has been discovered between energy level, and the degree of interest in a particular task.
With the help of technology, you may be able to kill two birds with one stone. If you need a little help focusing on that big picture, or keeping interested, try turning on the radio, or logging into a streaming radio website. You may discover three great reasons to listen to business radio talk shows.
To keep informed in your industry.
Business radio stations often zero in on different niches and industries, which will make it much easier for you to find relevant business radio talk shows. For example, if your business is at all related to movie rentals or purchases, then it would interest you to know that most of the last remaining Blockbuster store stragglers are set to close on January, with only a handful remaining open in franchise form in the United States and overseas. Every single day the business world shifts and adapts, and keeping an eye on what those news items mean for your business can help you see the bigger picture of what it is that you do every day.
To know the latest business and finance news.
Knowing what is happening in the world is important. What is more important though, is that even if something happens outside of your industry it could still affect your company. For example, the recent government shutdown meant that hundred of businesses in cities with government-run facilities found that their own businesses suffered when the tourists stopped visiting. The latest news might also pique your interest for other reasons. A great innovation from one unrelated company could spark ideas for innovations within your own. Of course, you could check business news websites, but they are not likely to have in-depth interviews.
To learn, and foster professional development.
While you listen to free radio online, you might learn things about business legal issues, economics, management, leadership, marketing, or balancing personal life and business that lead you to make better decisions in managing your employees and your operations. Once again, business radio talk shows could bring up interesting ideas and concepts that revitalize your energy and attitude, resulting in less stress, and hopefully more success.
Of course, listening to business radio is not the panacea to all of your management and operations troubles. However, being well-informed and knowledgeable about your industry, the world of business, and your own opportunities for growth can have a significant impact. Whether your goal is to reduce stress, grow your business, or all of the above, you might find that the radio is an unexpected source of information and knowledge.