Stress in the Workplace

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Reducing Stress : 

Reducing Stress Creating Healthy Work Environments to Reduce Stress and Mental Health Problems in the Workplace Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Goals : 

Goals Consequences of Workplace Stress Causes of Workplace Stress Creating a Healthy Workplace Next Steps Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

A Survey Says: : 

A Survey Says: 91% say increased workload 72% say changes in duties 68% say increased absences 64% say tension is prevalent 61% say loss of productivity - costs 5% of payroll Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What is Stress? : 

What is Stress? Stress is the body’s response to a stressor(s) (physical and/or mental demands). What is workplace stress? Harmful physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources or needs of the worker. Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Consequences of Stress : 

Consequences of Stress Stress affects: YOU YOUR WORKPLACE YOUR FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ECONOMY Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What Serious Illnesses Are Stress Related ? : 

What Serious Illnesses Are Stress Related ? Hypertension Musculoskeletal problems Diabetes Ulcers and Colitis Serious mental illness Cardiovascular disease Greater incidence of infectious disease Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Physical Symptoms : 

Physical Symptoms Aching muscles Chronic fatigue Rapid heart rate Shortness of breath Restless sleep Headaches etc… Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Emotional Symptoms : 

Emotional Symptoms Anxiety Depression Low self esteem Guilt Anger Frustration. Etc… Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Cognitive Symptoms : 

Cognitive Symptoms Decrease in concentration Increase in forgetfulness Decreased ability to make decisions Etc. Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Behavioural Symptoms : 

Behavioural Symptoms Increase in irritability and anger Increase use of alcohol,drugs, smoking Aggressive behaviour or withdrawal Isolation Crying . Etc. Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Impact on Families and Communities : 

Impact on Families and Communities Behaviors we note in ourselves impact on family and marital relationships Friends want to spend less time with us so social activities are reduced We are too tired, too sick, too sore to volunteer and we are less desirable as volunteers Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Impact on Workplaces : 

Impact on Workplaces reduced work performance higher employee turnover poor morale increased work conflict Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Some Stats : 

Some Stats 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness such as depression or anxiety in their lifetime The majority of these experiences will occur between the ages of 18 and 65, in their prime working years 2 out 3 will not seek help!! Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Risk Factors : 

Risk Factors Genetics Trauma/Physical Health Personal Stress Workplace Stress Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Workplace Stress is : 

Workplace Stress is A Risk Factor for Serious Mental Health Problems Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

It’s true that….. : 

It’s true that….. Anyone will break down after being exposed to sufficient distress Stress is cumulative We all have different thresholds Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Workplace Stress Hazards : 

Workplace Stress Hazards No input into decision making Poorly defined duties Excessive workload No flexibility (W/L balance) Lack of respect and conflict Lack of recognition for good work Non challenging work Lack of knowledge and training Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Healthy Workplace Practices : 

Healthy Workplace Practices Employee participation and decision making Defining employees duties and responsibilities Work-life balance Respectful workplace initiatives Workload management Continuous learning Conflict resolution practices Employee recognition Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Work-life Balance Initiatives : 

Work-life Balance Initiatives Flextime Variable work week Telework Part time/Job sharing Use of sick time for family related issues Paid leave for family related issues Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Respectful Workplace : 

Respectful Workplace Respectful Workplace policy Employment Equity Coordinator Committees Awareness of Native Employees People with Disabilities Visible Minorities Women’s Advisory Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

“Mobbing” : 

“Mobbing” Relentless and subtle intimidation and/or humiliation Usually directed at productive workers – makes them seem incompetent Risk to mental and physical health – leads to feelings of powerlessness and anger Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

Taking Action : 

Taking Action Are there any strategies you think could be adapted to your workplace? Who needs to be involved? What are the next steps Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What Can Your Employer Do? : 

What Can Your Employer Do? Increase employee autonomy and control Create a respectful environment Make healthy use of technology Provide reasonable job demands Ensure fair distribution of work Provide ongoing training for workers and managers Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What can your employer do…contd.. : 

What can your employer do…contd.. Provide leaves (child/elder care) Recognize and reward achievement Conduct and respond to worker surveys Provide healthy flexible work schedules Minimize unpredictable hours Avoid role ambiguity Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What You Can Do ? : 

What You Can Do ? Collect information Identify key issues Document complaints and provide solutions Develop a plan Relaxation techniques Regular exercise Healthy eating habits Limit intake of caffeine and alcohol Discuss your concerns Recognize limits (say no) Enjoy your social relationships Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

It could happen to you : 

It could happen to you Let’s say, you have just been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It will take up to 8 weeks for your treatment to be effective. In the meantime your: anxiety is triggered by criticism sleep is interrupted short-term memory is a problem concentration is compromised Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

What would you need to do your current job? : 

What would you need to do your current job? Hours of work Tasks Physical environment Communication Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

“There is no cure for birth and death, so enjoy the interval” : 

“There is no cure for birth and death, so enjoy the interval” George Santayana Imprint Training Center 9- Lal Niwas, Sardarpura, Udaipur- 313001 Email: imprintspdp@gmail.com

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