Editor’s note: This report has to be a wake-up call for all organisations. Research suggests that managers, rather than helping alleviate stress in the workplace, are contributing to it. That is probably not new news but it shocking nonetheless. The research shows managers are not being supported so that they can in turn better support their teams.
Editor’s note: In a recent Thinking Environment workshop I was struck by an anecdote from our facilitator Meg Peppin about how starting a meeting with sharing what’s been going well completely changed the course and outcome of the meeting she was facilitating. Looking at this small piece of research, I wonder if we need to help colleagues focus more on what’s going well and noting that down.
Editor’s note: As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, the Mental Health Foundation carried out research to understand how many people are affected by stress. This report lifts the lid on the research and looks at how people can better manage stress.
Editor’s note: Interesting to look at stress from a different perspective – rather than manage it, help develop colleagues’ resilience.
Editor’s note: This indepth academic report shows the impact of stress on morbidity and healthcare. If the researchers are correct then there is currently a very high price to be paid for workplace stress.
Editor’s note: With HRD on this week, a timely reminder of the context in which organisations want colleagues to perform and develop.
Editor’s note: You probably did know this but worth a reminder as barriers to learning exist in all their many forms in the wider context of the learner. Stress is just one factor.
Editor’s note: This research looks into the impact of stress on working memory – the short-term juggling of information that allows us to do all the little things that make us productive.