CORPORATE STRESS MANAGEMENT
Stress costs developed countries billions every year. Persistent stress wreaks havoc on your employees’ health, wellbeing and ultimately, their work performance.
Home and personal stress directly affect work performance, and work stress impacts personal behaviour and family at home, perpetuating a vicious cycle. A report from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health shared that work stress is a more common complaint than family or financial problems. Given the persistent pressures and fast-paced priorities of modern business practices, workplace stress is increasingly common.
EMPLOYEE STRESS AFFECTS YOUR CORPORATE PERFORMANCE
Everybody is affected by stress differently. It manifests in a multitude of ways, and affects everyone - from the most junior staff to the most senior staff.
Do you or your staff suffer from any of the below symptoms of uncontrolled stress?
- Erratic thinking or difficulty with the thought process
- Poor decision making or decision difficulty
- Inability to focus on the task at hand
- Low productivity
- Poor performance
- Poor motivation, apathy and disinterest in work or tasks
- Feeling overwhelmed and unable to manage responsibility
- Poor memory
- Low concentration, difficulty on focusing on tasks,
- Errors and missed deadlines
- Lateness and unreliability
- High staff turnover
- Low morale
- Increased employee complaints and dissatisfaction
- Irritability and trouble getting along with co-workers/superiors
- Tiredness as a result of stress related sleep disturbances
- Anxiety and emotional dysfunction which can lead to depression
- Poor health
- Increased absenteeism due to stress induced health issues
These are key features of how employee stress impacts corporate performance, resulting in an unnecessary reduction in corporate performance and productivity. If nothing is done to rectify the situation, performance will continue to decline.
Employers need to recognize the costs incurred when employees must live with excessive stressors and at the very least, must have some form of stress management in place to benefit both the employees and the corporate productivity.
UPGRADE CORPORATE PERFORMANCE
- Do you want to improve your and your company's productivity and performance?
- Do you want to cultivate staff loyalty?
- Do you want to support and encourage your staff to achieve more?
Implementing a good stress management policy is key to providing a positive working environment. Not only does it promote better productivity and better health, but it also promotes loyalty by letting the employee feel supported, feeling that the company cares about their wellbeing.
In order to create a culture of support, helping the employee cope with workplace and personal stress, it is of paramount importance that there is no ‘stigma’ attached to being stressed. Many employees, given the chance, will not participate in stress management for fear of being perceived as weak and unable to cope. By making some form of stress management compulsory, it will benefit both, company and employee, while ensuring that any stigma and perception of weakness is eliminated. Good corporate stress management will ensure that all staff, from the most junior to the most senior, are involved.
Stress related deterioration in corporate productivity can be rectified by implementing an effective stress management support strategy for all staff. By enabling the employees to adopt effective stress management techniques that benefit them in all spheres of their lives, the benefits will naturally filter through to the workspace.
Most people have no idea how to effectively combat mental stress and engage the parasympathetic system, and not everybody has the time, nor the inclination, to take up stress relieving activities such as yoga. As a result, their stress compounds and worsens over time.
We advocate a more direct, practical and ongoing supportive approach. We tackle the problem at the source, using practical techniques that are immediately effective and tangible – even for those who are “forced” to attend! Furthermore, because the techniques are effective and easy to implement, it enables the employees to incorporate it into their lives – at home, and at work.
Being well versed on stress management techniques and self awareness will improve your employees’ overall health, mental approach, focus, attitude, motivation and feeling of being able to manage whatever life throws at them. This in turn filters down into increased corporate performance and productivity.
If your company wants to Upgrade staff productivity, morale and performance while decreasing staff turnover, absenteeism, and dissatisfaction, simply fill out the form and we will contact you to discuss training key staff members to promote an ongoing stress management policy within your company.