“87% of the employees on a global level are emotionally disconnected from their place of work and are less productive due to workplace stress.”– State of the Global Workplace, Gallup
What is Stress Exactly?
The American Institute of Stress defines stress as “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.” When we say, “I’m so stressed,” what kind of stress are we confessing? Actually, not all stress is bad since the good stress can actually enhance our performance and keep us competitive. The problem is when we are in a state of distress. There are three types of distress that we may go through: acute, episodic, and chronic. Chronic stress is really the dangerous one and has long-term physical health consequences.
From Brain to Body: The Effects of Stress
Starting from stressors triggering a response in the hypothalamus in your brain and within just two minutes, stress cascades down your body via a couple of response pathways which could ultimate result in negative responses in your physical body, mood, and behaviour. When chronic stress happens and summates over time, our immunity suffers and we get sick more often. Stress in the workplace doesn’t have to be a necessary evil. There are techniques you can apply and encourage your team to do the same. Reducing individual stress in the workplace will result in better physical and mental health resulting in happier and more productive teams. Don’t take my word for it and download this free report by the Gallup Organisation on the State of the Global Workplace. FPC is offering a free workshop on stress management to help your people improve productivity and reduce sick days.
You can be the HR Hero and offer this 45-MIN GROUP WORKSHOP for your team on “Mental and Physical Exercises for Long-Term Stress Management”. Get your team together for this free interactive workshop by a certified health pro. Coach Siree teaches how to identifying stressors, practice mental and physical exercises for stress management.
Participants will learn how to:
- Determine when exercise causes fight or flight
- Identify 6 lifestyle factors that affect stress
- Practice mental/emotional exercises
- Practice physical stress-reducing exercises
Schedule your team spot now for this free workshop: