Over the last couple of months I’ve written a number of posts about work related stress. Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic to the Wellington Leadership Meetup Group. The title of my presentation was How leaders/managers can identify and help staff who are experiencing stress.
I opened the talk with the statement that in my opinion workplace stress doesn’t exist!
The fact is, organisations are not full of ‘stress’; what they are full of, is people who are experiencing stress. The research supports this view:
a) 37% of workers experience stress “always” or “often (NatCen Social Research’s 2016 British Social Attitudes 33 report).
b) 1 in 5 people feel anxious nearly all the time, or a lot of the time (UK YouGov Survey (2014))
I believe organisations have a vital role to play in helping their employees develop the life skills needed to control stress.
The return on investment for organisations who invest in employee well-being is substantial in terms of increased productivity and employee engagement.
I've pulled together the research and notes I made in preparation for the presentation into a PDF which is available here.
The 27 page guide covers the following topics:
- Workplace Stress
- Why should leaders and their organisations help employees to control their stress?
- Understanding Stress - how we 'do' stress
- Pressure vs Stress
- How can you tell if someone is experiencing stress?
- What can leaders and their organisations do to reduce the number of employees who are experiencing stress?
I trust you find the guide of value and would welcome your comment and feedback.
Helping people to reduce stress and gain control over their stress level is my passion. If you’d like to explore how I can help you or your employees to become calmer, more productive and healthier, let’s have a chat. Contact me now on 021 056 8389, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply click the Book Now button:
Wishing you a calm, productive working week.
Tony helps individuals to harness the power of their mind to achieve success and well-being in life, work and business. Tony’s particular area of expertise is in helping people perform under pressure and gain freedom from worry, anxiety and stress. Tony’s solution focused approach to coaching uses a range of techniques drawn from the fields of co-active coaching, hypnosis, positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
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