This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of these modules of the “Workplace Stress Management” lessons in the Management Skills Courses, specifically;- What causes workplace stress? The difference between work related stress and burnout Consequences of work related stress and burnout How to manage work related stress and burnout Managing Your Stress Workplace Stress…

Read More

Of course, everyone’s personality, capabilities and ability to cope with stressful situations varies, so the manager has to handle this situation carefully. And as all managers with experience of handling teams of people will know, this is itself is difficult for the manager to handle. We probably all know the expression “if you want something…

Read More

Apparently stress literally shrinks the size of your brain! Researchers at Yale University found that stress reduces the volume of grey matter in the part of your brain that is responsible for self-control. So, the fact that someone is experiencing stress makes it more difficult to deal with future stress, because their ability to take…

Read More

What else can companies do to help? Perhaps you may identify some training needs that will help your staff be less stressed. Maybe they are not proficient with the necessary IT user skills, or have somehow not been offered appropriate training on bespoke company software. Perhaps a time management course would help some of your…

Read More

We identify workplace stressors, and some steps you can take to manage stress. Although you can’t completely avoid work related tensions, you can take steps to manage work-related stress. According to the American Psychological Association, (APA) the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the USA, you can’t always completely avoid work related tensions,…

Read More

We have already discussed that most companies would acknowledge the ethical and financial drivers for having some stress management resources at the disposal of their teams, to try to manage and control their personnel’ s stress level where appropriate. Stress-management techniques are based on the theory that stress is not a predetermined response to a…

Read More

Negative work experiences can cause Stress, which in turn can significantly adversely impact a person’s work performance. Work related issues are more strongly associated with health complaints than any other life factor. Situations often associated with causing stress would include having an unsustainable workload, working with difficult people, frequent challenging deadlines, working under constant pressure.…

Read More

Let’s take a look at both stress and burnout so we gain some understanding of what we are dealing with. A person is said to be Stressed when they are under too much pressure, either physically or psychologically. In a business context, this may be caused by constantly working to tight deadlines or difficult targets,…

Read More

Workplace stress is very real and can seriously impact on the health and lives of those who are affected by it. Stress is a strain caused by demands that exceed a person’s ability to cope. I am writing about this topic partly in response to readers ‘concerns, as is the case with many of the…

Read More