Balancing Performance and Pressure at Work

This can be run as a stand-alone one-day or a two-day workshop which enables participants to understand the processes which will make them more effective and increase their confidence and sense of achievement. This course benefits anyone who needs to learn the fundamentals of dealing with the 'stressor' that affects our wellbeing and confidence. The benefits range from personal development of knowledge about stress and wellbeing and resilience skills to an appreciation and understanding of problems facing colleagues within the organisation. It engenders creative problem solving and action planning to initiate changes in behaviour back in the workplace. It is designed so that pressure is managed more effectively within the organisation.

Day One

Benefits

  • Identify ways in which harmful levels of stress can affect an individual in the short and long term (Effects will include physical, behavioural, intellectual and emotional)
  • How to balance pressure and performance at work and maintain personal well-being.
  • Build the habits of resilience
  • Practical strategies and techniques that can be used and developed effectively to become more confident, resourceful and manage pressure effectively thus preventing harmful effects of stress in the short and long term

What will I learn?

  • The difference between healthy pressure and stress
  • The importance of mental well being at work
  • The nature of stress
  • The costs of stress: individual, team, divisional, organisational and national implications
  • Causes of harmful stress in the workplace(specific discussion relating to participants present)
  • Recognising the early symptoms of stress in self and others

 

Day Two

Benefits

  • Practical solutions and action that can be taken by managers to minimise stress related problems
  • Good management practice in relation to managing pressure at work
  • The manager’s role in supporting staff who may be experiencing problems due to the effects of stress
  • Controlling and eliminating stress as far as is possible - keeping pressure positive.

What will I learn?

  • The legal and ethical responsibilities of managers in relation to mental well being of staff
  • Current guidelines from The Health and Safety Executive on Stress and on managing pressure at work
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary management interventions relating to stress at work
  • Using the Employee Assistance Programme- if appropriate
  • The importance of action planning—taking and applying what has been learned back into the workplace

Similar programmes have been designed and delivered for: Boehringer Ingelheim, AXA Life, Glaxo Smith Kline, Zurich, NHS, Eagle Star, Nationwide, Nokia, and other organisations.