When addressing stress in the workplace or any problem there are 4 stages to consider
Recognising there is a problem
Acknowledging there is a cost for not addressing the problem
Considering viable solutions
Implementing the solutions
If you are an HR manger, HR director, managing director or anyone responsible for the health and safety and wellbeing of your staff, here are a number of free resources and paid for services designed to help you to tick all four stages.
Know Your Stress Pain-Points.
A WellBeing Consultation To Evaluate Your Businesses Current Stress Levels.
The “Wellbeing Audit” is a consultation service where we evaluate how your business is performing in relation to the 6 key stress indicators identified by the HSE Management Standards.
Demands – this includes issues such as excessive workload, work patterns and the work environment.
Control – defined by how much say the person has in the way they get to do their work.
Support – this includes the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues to assist an individual to do their work without undue stress.
Relationships – this includes promoting positive working to avoid destructive conflict and being able to recognise and to deal with unacceptable behaviour.
Role – whether people understand their role within the organisation, project or task and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles.
Change – how organisational changes (large or small) are managed and communicated and implemented within the organisation.
Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, have been identified as being associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence. In other words, the six Management Standards cover the primary sources of stress at work identified by the HSE research.
Having an external WellBeing Audit of your company gives you snapshot overview of where there are stress “pinch points” that need addressing. This is the starting point for developing any plan to reduce stress within the business related to working practices.
The objectives for the “WellBeing Audit” are:
Increase the awareness and ability of talent within your company to evaluate and recognise potential stressors in relation to current working conditions.
Provide a “snapshot” view across the company of your current stressors so management can take appropriate actions to mitigate stress.
It provides summary information of how you are performing against each of the Management Standards stressors. The scores range from 1 (poor) to 5 (desirable). The information is presented in the form of bar charts providing, your organisation’s score on each of the six Management Standards areas.
For details on how the WellBeing Audit works and rates download the prospects
WORKSHOPS FOR MANAGEMENT
Working With Your Management To Design A Strategic Plan For Addressing Working Practices
Your companies policies and procedures are idiosyncratic to your business, therefore any solutions to stress related to working practices will be equally unique to your business.
“The Ultimate Blueprint for Creating Your Stress Management Plan” is a free e-book which will assist you through the process of getting your team on board, identifying stressors and creating a strategic plan. However, many companies prefer a “do it for / with us service” and to be coached through the evaluation and design stages of creating a stress management plan.
The advantage of being coached is the assurance of knowing that you have an experienced wellbeing coach to guide your team through the enquiry process, this gives you the advantage of a third party opinion which is unbiased - this is known as “high construal thinking” or better known as “seeing the wood for the trees.” who can mentor your team.
To assist with this process we offer either a 1-day or half workshop for key management staff
HOW IT WORKS
The WellBeing Workshops for Management are made up of 2 parts.
Part One sets the conditions for a productive meeting and is designed to ensure that any of the common obstructions to developing a plan fit for purpose notably “deniability”, “diffusion of responsibility” and “stigma” are addressed
In the first part of the workshop, the management team will be guided through a series of coaching and training exercises to ensure there is:
Clarity of Purpose.
Honesty & Trust amongst all participants
Accountability and Responsibility amongst your team
Part Two of the workshop is a series of guided coaching exercises designed to identify the problems specific to your business in relation to the key stress indicators, and to explore possible solutions in relation to working practices.
By the end of the workshop, management will be in a position to run follow up meetings if they need to continue with the design process. They will also be able to conduct review meetings to assess the feedback received from any working practice changes implemented.
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WORKSHOPS FOR STAFF
WellBeing @ Work Masterclasses
Masterclasses use of a wide range of methodologies that have been used by Steve Crabb with 1000’s of individuals, trained to over 30,000 people on seminars as well as trained to 1000’s of doctors, coaches and therapists in stress management; the solutions available are for educational purposes only and are not therapy.
Clients who have attended past masterclasses report:
An increased awareness in key stressors
An improved ability to manage their own responses to stressors
Improved working relationships
Improved efficiency and effectiveness at work
Improved sleep and rest patterns.
Masterclasses are ideal for management and staff to see how collaboration is a key to reducing stress and achieving wellbeing and how individuals also have a responsibility for their own stress and wellbeing. Masterclasses are experiential, they include live demonstrations with participants and ample opportunity to practice the stress management techniques taught.
All events are presented by Steve Crabb and include elements of multi disciplines including NLP, Hypnosis, Coaching, Mindfulness & Psycho sensory techniques. No previous experience of any of the techniques is required.
Masterclass are available as half or full day options.
Full days cover “the mindset of a healthy organisation” and ”the mindset of a healthy individual" and a half day focusses on "the mindset of a healthy individual." Practice makes better; to support attendees we offer follow up workshops where staff can reinforce the lessons learnt, go deeper into the subject of wellbeing, and address specific issues with real demonstrations showing how effective the wellbeing @work approaches are.
The WellBeing @Work Masterclass Syllabus.
FULL DAY MASTERCLASS INCLUDES:
- A new definition of stress
The 6 key stressors and how to manage them.
Defining the mindset of a healthy organisation
Defining the mindset of a healthy individual
- Conscious and unconscious roles in stress
Freeze, flight, fight and flow
The power of focus and intention
- Owner and Victim thinking
Being the cause of your response and not just a reaction.
The 4 WellBeing Principles - Ancient wisdom modern applications.
- Being more present
Getting over past events
Being resourceful in the present
Wellbeing in the future
Mindfulness at Work.
A new practice for wellbeing and resilience
- Putting wellbeing into practice.
HALF DAY MASTERCLASS INCLUDES:
PART TWO of the above syllabus focussing solely upon ”the mindset of a healthy individual”
WellBeing @ Work Going Deeper Masterclasses
What we practice we get better at. One of the keys to entrenching new ways of thinking and behaving is to reinforce them with regular practice. To help your team to take the knowledge they have acquired during the wellbeing at work masterclass I follow up with half - day Going Deeper masterclasses where we test the lessons learnt, explore additional techniques and deal with any specific challenges your people face.
Each Going Deeper Masterclass builds upon the experience of the previous, and introduces new ways to deal with stress and experience wellbeing, giving participants a wider range of coping skills.
During the Half Day Going Deeper Masterclasses we cover:
Practicing the techniques learnt, what did you notice?
Additional ways to deal with specific causes of stress, live demonstrations.
Mindfulness, meditations and change. Taking your wellbeing practice to new levels of competency.
We go deeper into the subject of wellbeing.
We recommend all clients follow up their wellbeing masterclass a month later with a Going Deeper Masterclass and ideally with a third Masterclass a month after that.
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