Are your employees driving to work feeling their blood pressure rise with anxiety?
Do they rarely feel productive and accomplished because their ‘to-do’ list is neverending?
Does everyone wish that your office was more calm and productive, less frantic and anxiety producing?
If your employees are stressed at work, they’re not alone, and there’s nothing wrong with them.
Most people have stress at work. According to the National Mental Health Association, stress ranks among the top three workplace problems. In recent research by The National Institute for Safety and Health, 40% of employees reported their job is very or extremely stressful and 25% viewed their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives.
Clearly there is something wrong with how we’re doing things – which is good news. It’s good because how we do things can be changed.
When a business has stressed out employees, the organization has an opportunity (and a responsibility) to help employees lessen stress so they can perform better. If your business is like most organizations, one or more of these work related stressors are affecting you and your team:
- Workload/Pressure from management
- Feeling undervalued
- Type of work employees are required to do
- Having to take on other people’s work
- Lack of job satisfaction
- Lack of control over the working day
- Having to work long hours
- Interactions with colleagues
And as a result, it’s costing your business through lost revenue, diminished productivity, lack of engagement, employee errors, absenteeism, turnover, and medical, legal and insurance costs. In fact, “Stress has been called the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century’ by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year.” (research by Dr. Paul Rosch)
What would your organization look like if these stressors were reduced for your employees?
What would be different about your company, its culture, the employees (and you) if there was less stress?
In what ways would your organization be more productive and successful if stress was reduced?
Although these sources of stress might not disappear entirely, there are proven solutions that can be implemented immediately to help alleviate stress’s affect on your employees and the success of your business, corporation, or work team.
Can you imagine the employees of your organization:
- driving to work without feeling their blood pressure rising?
- being productive and focused throughout the day?
- holding effective meetings that minimize time and maximize decisions?
- working in a peaceful environment?
- finishing the day with a sense of accomplishment?
- feeling not only fulfilled by their work but also confident in how they contribute to the success of the company?
Have you considered the affect on you, your success, and your overall happiness if the environment you work in was less stressful?
We know American employees are stressed, and we know it’s affecting the bottom line of organizations’ success in many ways. We also know that this can change.
Let’s get started creating positive change in your work environment.
How can things change for your organization and its employees?
To increase employee resiliency to stress, research has determined eight core competencies:
- Time management
- Clarity and focus regarding work goals and mind
- Cooperation and expertise
- Presence and productivity
- Concept of control
- Physical health
Each of these can be taught and implemented in a small amount of time. The key, however, is that these competencies are supported and practiced as they become part of your organization’s new structure.
That’s where I come in. I provide trainings that teach each of these eight competencies – not only how to implement them but how to maintain them.
My support extends beyond the workshop to assure your employees’ and organization’s success. I offer a variety of ways to remain in contact with employees to guide them in successfully reducing stress in their work and personal lives.