Stress

Written by Mathieu Yuill

June 15, 2020

This week we’re looking at stress. Stress is always in the workplace, but there are ways to manage it, address it and actually solve it. This week we discuss what stress is and a report Leading With Nice offers to help with it.

Transcript

Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re going to be looking at stress now recently on our website, leadingwithnice.com. We have released a working from home kit. It includes two assessments that you can take totally for free to measure and help resolve and deal with stress in your workplace and with your job. It also includes two virtual team building exercises that we really think are great from the leading with nice online participatory workshop library, and includes one bonus PDF that I’ll let you check out online and download for yourself to find out also really excited. Very shortly we’ll be releasing another podcast, a long-form podcast. I haven’t thought of a name for it yet, but basically we’ll be interviewing leaders and really leaning into various specific topics that we’ll talk to them about that will help all of us as leaders.

So today I want to talk to you though about stress and how it manifests itself and why we see it in the workplace. So there’s three really core reasons. We experienced stress in the workplace. The first is we are being asked to do something that we are not necessarily equipped or tools for. So it’s overwhelming. The other reason we sometimes experience stress is we’re not being compensated, whether that be financially or via promotion for the work we’re doing. And the third reason is we’re just not receiving the gratitude or the kudos of the past and the back that we should be receiving. Those are the three core reasons. So right away without doing any assessment or downloading anything, if you’re in one of those three areas and you’re experiencing stress, that might be a first of the first place you want to start looking for more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty, and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.

Good day, and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at stress and specifically, I want to talk about one of the reports in our free working from home kit. That’s being offered on our website right now. Now the kit includes seven areas that we can really focus in to help us understand stress. And there are simple. The first one is demand. The second one is effort reward balance. Third is control. We are looking at organizational change. We’re looking at the manager slash supervisor relationship dynamic. We’re looking at social support and we’re looking at job security. So the report measures all those different areas and what it’ll help you do it. Won’t do the report and then boom, stress salt. But what we’ll give you is some information and some questions to start asking yourself and sharing with the people at your workplace that can really help overcome the stress.

Now, sometimes those conversations might feel confrontational, or it might be you are causing this, or you are doing this, but what it does, it gives you the questions and the framework to have that conversation. So you’re not attacking somebody that you’re both trying to solve a problem. So download the report. Those are the seven areas it’s going to give you measurements on where you’re feeling stressed and how you can, um, proactively address them. So it’s not leadingwithnice.com for more on this topic. Visit Leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.

Good day, and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at stress in particular. We’re looking at the stress quotient report that’s available, available for free in the working from home kit available on leadingwithnice.com.

The kit includes two free assessments. You and your colleagues can take. It includes two virtual team-building exercises that we love and think are great. And a bonus PDF. You’ll have to download to see what that is. So by now, you may have taken the stress quotient survey, the assessment, and when it returned some categories, in fact, a few of them had zeros. It showed you didn’t have any stress at all in your you’re wondering why would I have zero stress? Well, that’s a really good sign. Could you imagine if you had all seven categories, you were experiencing significant stress. Now a score of 25 or lower would indicate, you know, low to even moderate stress. Obviously the closer to 25, you got the more moderate this stress is, but this is not to be alarming. And also sometimes your positive stress maybe manifesting itself in the report as no stress, because what this report really aims to do is help the problem areas.

It’s not seeking to show you, Oh, Hey, here’s some really great areas in your life at work that are working out great. It does that, of course, but the real meat, the real juice behind this report is it gives you the language in the areas and some of the items that are causing you high stress and how to address it, how to resolve it because ultimately your job can be stressful. And that can be some good stress cause it keeps you motivated. But the bad stress is the kind we’re trying to eliminate. And especially right now, as we’re entering into new ways of working and inventing a new process, it’s so instrumental to have something like this, to help guide us through these changes. For more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com where you want it to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.

Good day, and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at stress and it’s odd because like many of you, I’m working at home with my family and trying to record this proofs has ruined some challenges this week and thankfully to a couple of great editors, Austin Pomeroy, and Jeff You don’t see it, but I know what it is. I know what it’s like to feel stress at work, even though I worked from home, but obviously so is my entire family these days. So today we’re looking at stress and particularly how to interpret and how to read the results from this sweat stress quotient report that’s available for free as part of the work from home, a kit available on leadingwithnice.com. Now there’s four stress symptoms that typically lead to why lead to the reasons why we’re feeling stress.

And it’s really simple. You probably know them are lot talking about physical stress, emotional stress, cognitive stress, and behavioral stress. So physical stress like how that can manifest itself, low energy aches and pains, frequent illness, emotional stress, you become irritable, feeling overwhelmed. And some moodiness cognitive stress is your ability to inability to concentrate or memory problems or making poor judgment calls that normally you wouldn’t do. And behavioral stress would look like this. It would be eating or sleeping issues procrastination or nervous habits. So what this report also helps you do is recognize which of those symptoms might be impacting you, what to look out for. And again, it’s not a full workup from a medical doctor for example, and a psychiatrist, but it really helps you identify where you’re feeling stress. So definitely check out the report it’s free and there’s no obligation any other way around it, but if it can help you get over that one hump at work, it could be a game-changer for you heading into the rest of 2020 in 2021.

If you’re not watching this a week, we released it. It’s currently mid June, 2020. So we’re more than halfway through the year and what a year it’s been for more than this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.

Good day, and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill and this week we’re looking at stress and we’ve been in particular discussing the stress quotient assessment available for free at leadingwithnice.com as part of our work from home toolkit. It is for free and it includes two free assessments you and your colleagues can take to help you understand out yourselves a bit better. It includes two virtual team building exercises at work. Great. Online are two of my favorites and also a bonus PDF that you’ll have to download and check out for yourself.

So today I just want to wrap up, you’ve gone to this stress quotient assessment. You’ve completed it. So now ask yourself a few questions. So what are you doing to both exit and then sustain a stressful situation? What’s your action plan for that? Can you put down one, two, three, five points that might help you? What do you attribute that stress to specifically? Can you put a name to it? Can you put a definition or description around it? So you’re talking to the person who can help relieve that stress, or you’re talking to somebody else that can influence the relief of that stress, that they are very clear in how they can help you. Also articulate how this impacts you operationally, you know, oftentimes I’m gonna tell you a quick story back in the day at one of my workplaces, there is talking about a dress code and it, I, you know, I’ve dressed pretty, like I buy all my clothes at one place and they’re pretty, widely accepted in most workplaces I’ve been. And so it’s just something that I’ve never dealt with, but as I heard people discussing it, it was so interesting because none of the conversations around dress code in this office had anything to do with the person’s ability to do their job, my ability to do my job or the organization’s ability to achieve their results. Now I’m not suggesting that’s the end of the conversation, but what is this stress doing to impact your operational efficiency is a really great question. If you, if you can articulate that that’s a great case to get rid of that stress.

So you really want to expand, talk with somebody. You trust a lot of stress deals with the absence of trust as well. So somebody you trust, maybe in your workplace or outside your workplace, if you have a life coach or id be happy to work with you as a coach, how can you get to a place where you have a plan to move forward and relieve this stress? So that’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy this topic for more on it. Visit leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you again next week.

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