Stress management

Stress management

However successful you are, you are asked to deliver more, in a constant search for more productivity. This pressure affects all parts of the organisation, as well as its suppliers, and its clients. The problem with stress, is that one person’s stress contaminates the wider circle. Soon, the stress evolves into an argument, tempers flare and conflict arises. Knowing how to stop this chain effect, learning how to manage stress for yourself and others becomes a prerogative of so many job descriptions.

Understanding stress

Any change or opportunity in the environment prompts some degree of stress.
How we respond is completely individual and depends on the context. If we act upon that change with positive behaviour, then we have successfully taken the challenge. If we act upon that change with negative behaviour, that’s what we call Stress, and it is this distress that we have to be aware of and take care of. The important indicator to watch for, is your behaviour: is it still positive and appropriate?

Stress Management

Whenever we experience mixed emotions or negative thoughts, we are showing the first signs of stress. If this stress is not addressed, it will build up and eventually explode in a dramatic outburst. Identifying these early indicators of stress will help you take care of it and prevent it escalating. A Personal Development Plan is the best place to work on your strategies to reduce and manage stress.

Conflict Management

Conflict management starts with one person, experiencing inner conflict, and wanting to prepare for a difficult situation. We step in to analyse where the conflicts are coming from and why. When involving several people from the same organisation, we bring together conflicting participants to work on established ground rules. They are responsible for the conflict and the outcome of the meeting. We make sure that the ground rules are respected. Conflict resolution sessions are a possible result of a Change management mission.
We can also train together by role playing and watching videos. We encourage participants to use other words and perceptions, and give guidelines for future conflict management.