Stress at work is something that affects everyone in employment. Most of the time we’re able to respond to job related stress in a controlled and appropriate way. In fact, a certain amount of positive stress at work can even help people to deliver great results or think creatively.
But what happens when positive stress builds to the point where it becomes negative stress?
Individual performance slows down
Negativity spreads through the office
A blame culture develops
Team communication breaks down and the group stops functioning effectively
Some people feel they have no choice but to work longer and harder to get the job done, risking burn-out, illness and absence
This Stress Management Workshop is specifically designed to help you and your employees to recognise the causes of negative stress at work, to stop blaming others for how they feel or behave, and to learn how to resolve issues positively.
It can be delivered as a standalone intervention to cover Organisational Stress issues (also complying with HSE Management Standards), or as part of any other process around change, team effectiveness or team communication.
Workshop length: A half or one day interactive workshop*
Where: On-site at your business
Who should attend: Managers, teams (including the team leader where appropriate) or staff groups of similar status. Groups of 6-12 delegates.
How much: Dependent on number of workshops needed/length of commission. View pricing here
The outcome: This positive, honest and practical workshop will provide a new perspective on stress at work and how to manage it. The session develops core workplace skills. Delegates learn how to:
Identify the potential causes of stress at work, for others and for themselves
Break down preconceptions of stress being a weakness
Understand different responses to stress and why colleagues might react differently
Take personal responsibility for managing stress, communicating ‘wants and needs’ more effectively and making choices
Think and behave positively (a skill for life)
Eliminate blame culture
Improve team support and mutual respect
Set out four basic options for dealing with stress, including;
Negotiating stressful situations
Moving away from the source of stress
Don’t wait for negative stress to turn toxic and affect the performance of your organisation. Take positive action today.
*Note: The half day version of this workshop is a focused introduction to work-related stress and management techniques. The whole day version is more relevant where it is used as a precursor to the Teams that Talk workshop and is part of managing a real-time organisational change issue. The extra time allows for a greater degree of interaction and focus on ‘live’ issues.
To find out more about workplace stress management, 1-2-1 employee support or improving team communication skills