Managing Workplace Stress
Did you know stress-related ailments cost the nation more than $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity?
As you look around your office, you may see people who are the picture of productivity. But looks can be deceiving. Your workplace may actually be a breeding ground for stress, which is slowly chipping away at the collective morale, and the individual spirit of your most valuable people. Often times stress rises and spreads unbeknownst to even the most empathic leaders.
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Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. Some stress at work is normal, however excessive stress can obstruct your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. Your ability to effectively manage workplace stress can mean the difference between success and failure, frustration and fulfillment.
There are situations you can’t control in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless—even when you’re stuck in a problematic situation. Finding ways to manage stress isn’t about making huge changes or rethinking career ambitions, but rather about focusing on the things that are within your control.
Workplace Stress Defined
Stress at work can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Stress at work can lead to poor health and even injury.
The concept of stress at work is often confused with a challenge, but these concepts are not the same. Being challenged can energize us psychologically and physically, and it can motivate us to learn new skills and leads to mastery of our jobs. When a challenge is met, we feel energized and satisfied. Thus, challenge is an important ingredient to be healthy and productive at work.
A healthy work environment is one where the pressures on employees are relevant to their abilities and resources, to the amount of control they have over their work, and the support they receive.
Now, Click the Button Below to access an informational brochure about The Stress Quotient. The Stress Quotient® is an accurate diagnostic that reveals the stressors at play in your workplace.
With the Stress Quotient along with the Time Management Diagnostic, components of The Mastering Your Inner Game Program, you can conquer overwhelm and frustration and become more effective, confident and impactful in 100 days or less.
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