Workplace Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century
“In 2013 Gallup announced 70% of the American workforce was disengaged, and the World Health Organization estimated workplace stress costing American businesses up to $300 billion a year… both statistics are a harsh reality and each continue to rise.
So much so that stress has been called the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century’ by the World Health Organization. An epidemic that will be one of the most significant challenges businesses face over the next decade – a threat to engagement, productivity, retention and looming health care costs.”
Building a culture of Well-Being to sustain high performance
“In the face of today’s exceedingly competitive landscape, peak level performance is an expectation – in every aspect of life.”
“People feel tremendous pressure from both external forces and self-imposed determination to deliver –instantly. This high-pressure environment contributes immensely to their anxiety, resulting in the ‘stress epidemic.’
Research shows that technical advances, allowing far greater connectivity, have intensified workplace stress as people stay connected for longer periods of time, often 24/7. Minimizing stress through work-life integration is a noble goal and one that demands clearly delineated checks, balances and stability.
Well-Being strategies are significant contributors to achieving these objectives. Today, Well-Being programs are widely identified as integral to leadership development. Their focus is reducing stress to sustain high performance, while creating an awareness of work-life balance parameters.
Our role is to make it possible for workplaces to experience the benefits – to create a culture of Well-Being where people excel and organizations prosper.”
Five benefits of Corporate Well-Being
- Impact the bottom line with improved financial performance
- Attract and retain talent
- Raise the psychological safety of teams
- Strengthen success when navigating change
- Empower people through physical and mental wellness
Our Well-Being Program Strategies
Brain-based coaching techniques:
When people actually understand how the brain prioritizes, multitasks, solves problems and facilitates change – they make the vital connection between neuroscience, and organizational practice and performance.
Cultivating a culture of empathy:
When employees feel supported by team leaders they are far more inclined to engage, resulting in positive contributions.
A vital part of every high-performing team, resilience is the ability to maintain focus under pressure; effectively manage through adversity; adapt – and bounce back – when things don’t go as planned.
This training to switch off stress reduces anxiety and boosts resiliency by reframing or deactivating stress triggers.
Being present in the moment:
When people live in the present, they are not preoccupied with past events or future possibilities. They are centered on the here and now, fully aware of how their thoughts impact their performance. This has a positive impact on their ability to positively influence others, energize teams and to lead during challenging circumstances. The end result is increased performance to achieve goals.