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Transcript of Stress Management
Stephanie McIsaac, Sarah Mebrahtu, and Bronwen Ward
What is stress?
Stress in the Workplace
Linkages to Research
What is stress?
use the word "stress" when we become overwhelmed
wonder whether we can really cope with the pressures placed upon us
"global epidemic" - UN Labour Organization
What causes stress?
- stimulator causing stress
things we respond to in the environment
the more stressors we experience - the more stressed
can be anything - pollution, finances, stinky food
What happens when you
blood pressure and heart rate rises
breathing becomes rapid
muscles tense up
heightened sense of alertness
nail biting, sweating
Thoughts and Behaviours
inability to function
to everyday life
How Ellen Deals With Stress...
Stress in the
Why Does the Workplace Get Stressful?
pressures for change in the contemporary work environment
...what does this mean?
increasing number of short term contracts in businesses
increase in pace, complexity, and volume of workload
corporate restructuring and changes in organizational strategies
What Happens When
You are Stressed at Work?
loss in productivity and focus
loss of quality of work (more prone to error)
increase in sick days and work related injuries
lack of co-operation
poor decision making
TALK IT OUT
Think about a time...
How does this help us?
workplace stress is inevitable - easy start for managing it
important to understand what happens
when under stress
easier to manage symptoms if you understand them
leads to a happier, healthier, more productive employee
Stress in the
if stress goes untreated – will worsen over time and cause severe physical, emotional, and mental damage
management of stress is personally decided – have offered examples of both coping mechanisms and management techniques
workplace environment can affect job performance and stress levels
affects performance levels in workplace
you can take
steps to improve physical comfort,
will increase production
the empowerment in making our environment comfortable empowers us to be more decisive when doing work
what is stress and reactions
why workplaces are stressful
stress in the research industry
most important takeaway ...
STAY LEVEL HEADED!
Manage the work,
don't let the work manage you!