Enhancing Performance by Managing Work Stress
Stress affects performance. A successful business is dependent on the smooth integration of support staff with each other and with managers.
Research shows that the effects of stress are proven to interfere with performance, memory, concentration, decision making, all of which impede the exacting nature of the work. The result is inefficiency. Assignments are done improperly. People take more sick days and miss work more often. They are less productive. They abuse alcohol and other substances. The cycle continues, and the stress increases.
As far back as 2001, the American Institute of Stress determined that the results of stress in the work place cost business over $ 300 Billion each year in stress-related compensation claims, reduced productivity, absenteeism, health insurance costs, direct medical expenses and employee turnover and retraining.
Stress Centers Of New York has a number of programs to reduce stress in the corporate system . Using unique assessment profiles, the SCNY team analyzes the systems, patterns of work assignments, scheduling, chains of command and the culture to assess levels of stress and their effects on productivity and efficiency. We then customize Interventions to reduce that stress and maximize effectiveness and profitability.
Patterns of stress develop as a company grows. These take shape as work demands increase. When they are replaced with systems that work more efficiently, productivity improves, the costs associated with stress decrease and profitability, and profitability increases.
Without changing the culture or disrupting the usual methods of operation, Stress Centers Of New York provide a number of programs to reduce stress.
The flow of work evolves as an organization grows and is a function of the culture and the way individuals react to it.
Using a series of unique assessment profiles, the SCNY team analyzes systems, patterns of work assignments, scheduling, chain of command and the culture to assess levels of stress and their effects on productivity and efficiency. We then design Interventions to reduce stress and optimize work productivity.
These range from consulting with management to change systems that create stress to working with employees to minimize the effects of stress. Performance improves when the effects of stress are eliminated.
Working in small groups we teach a system of reducing the effects of situation specific stress. Our program teaches how to identify stressors as they occur and neutralize them. The result is a significant increase in job satisfaction and productivity. A several lesson training or individual coaching teaches a simple system that lowers the effects of stress.
Quality of Life
Additionally or as a separate program, a daily or weekly class of 15-30 minutes teaches focused breathing and visualizations that enhance a relaxed state of mind that creates a more collaborative work environment
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