When it’s time for a stress management initiative
Obviously, improving your own stress management skills is beneficial for everyone. In organizational contexts in particular, there are a few markers showing you: It might be time for a stress management initiative.
Such markers are for example:
- “It cannot go on like this!”, sighed a team lead
- Conflicts within a team, with the management, with certain stakeholders
- Good people quitting
- The danger of losing certain employees or high potential
- Negative press or negative results in the employee survey
How to react if you obverse markers like these? The first step is always understanding what the person in charge says, how they describe the situation, what exact symptoms are seen and what the gap to their expectations and objectives is. Only after this understanding, the “how” can be addressed. In my opinion, the mix of personal and digital techniques is clearly the future, as no company can afford not to offer support to every employee but resources need to be used efficiently.
Just imagine companies offering digital help in improving personal competence, communication, and teamwork to all of their employees. Our mission at UP`N`CHANGE clearly is to help avoid unproductive mistakes in these areas. Our tools support in such a way that anyone can deal with challenges independently and as needed. These tools guide the user with thought-provoking questions, techniques, and meditations safely to clarity and solutions. They help develop the necessary emotional competencies by actively dealing with specific problems while saving time and money. They enable the necessary basis for achieving sustainable success.
Cope with stress at work: Conclusion
Knowing your stress behavior very well can lead to a much better balance in life and way more success. On an individual level, your way to achieve this is by reflecting on how you experience stress and what leads to it. By gaining insights into your beliefs and drivers. And by learning different techniques for stress relief concerning body, mind, and soul. Which you then can bring to the people in your team and organizations. And be aware: Don’t be too harsh on yourself – it’s a life-long learning process! But a very rewarding one.
If you need support for stress management at work right now, feel welcome to use the digiTools of UP´N´Change. Or get in touch for a chat on stress management on the organizational level.