Leaders and employees are under increasing pressure to do more with less, to take on more and more responsibility, stay connected with work 24/7, manage change, and deal with difficult situations in the workplace that contribute to high levels of stress.
In a recent survey Schwartz found that over 80% of the top 400 leaders reported they spend most their days feeling negative emotions, fueled in large part by overload and being overwhelmed. The APA 2012 Workplace Survey found that 41% of adult employees feel stressed out during the workday.
High levels of fatigue comes with poorer decision making, low resilience, increased illness, and loss of effectiveness. Not only does fatigue have powerful adverse effects for both the individual and their organization but tired people experience high levels of negative emotions such as being impatient, frustrated, angry, anxious, defensive or fearful. And this increases the risk for burnout, indifference, poor health and ineffective leadership interactions.
A senior leader once told me that he had given all of his life to his business but it had cost him his family as it was now in disarray. Why just one or the other? Have both. Have a highly successful life worth living.
By contrast, when experiencing good energy and positive emotions, employees are more creative, easily handle difficult situations, stay present when inside a challenging conversation, and make better decisions. As such, they describe themselves as happy, excited, optimistic, energized, confident, alive, and connected. This can be accomplished in spite of working in a stressful environment. Employee health is paramount for the success of the organization.
High Performance Resilience
The ability to bounce back from adversity and thrive; To use energy productively to emerge from adversity stronger than ever. To keep striving to your goals despite adversity.
Our 7-Factor High Performance Resilience Model involves seven separate areas that people need to engage in to help them be productive, resilient, manage stress well and live a life worth living. These are:
- Gaining clarity about personal values and meaningful activity
- Ensuring alignment between self and work values
- Creating physical energy
- Building emotional energy
- Sharpening mental focus
- Crafting quality problem-solving skills
- Safeguarding strong social connections
Contact us to find out about our training programs that include online assessments, group workshops, and focused sessions delivering practical solutions on each factor.