WellBeing & Stress Management
Immediate Solutions To Stress In The Workplace for Organisations & Individuals
Mindset – Strategies & Tactics for Reducing & Managing Stress
WellBeing & Stress Management Solutions
Immediate Solutions To Stress In The Workplace for Organisations & Individuals
Mindset – Strategies & Tactics for Reducing & Managing Stress
Taking The Stress Out Of WellBeing
The questions to ask about stress management are:
Q – What is the cost of stress and the cost of failing to take action?
Q – What are the solutions that work?
Q – Are you doing all you can to deal with stress?
Here you will find answers to the above and immediate WellBeing & Stress Management solutions for:
ORGANISATIONS & INDIVIDUALS
Wellbeing and Stress Management Solutions.
You have a number of options to ensure you are able to cope with stress and be more resilient whether that’s for yourself personally, for a team or company, the solutions available address MINDSET – STRATEGIES & TACTICS
- Making The Financial Case For A WellBeing & Stress Management Plan.
- Putting Together A WellBeing & Stress Management Plan.
- Consulting Service To Evaluate Your Business And Design Your WellBeing Solutions.
- Creating A WellBeing Mindset Within Your Management Team.
- WellBeing Training Solutions.
- WellBeing Coaching Solutions.
- “The WellBeing Formula at Work” – Online Coaching Course
1. Making The Financial Case For A WellBeing & Stress Management Plan.
Although stress in the workplace is widely regarded as a problem, not just from the ethical and moral perspectives but also from the financial and human aspects; many organisations and members of management still fail to see stress as a problem that relates to them. This attitude is due to a number of common factors; being deniability, diffusion of responsibility and stigma. These can often be an obstacle to implementing any stress management plan.
Calculate the real cost of stress to your business using the Stress Calculator
Even with the statistics showing there are real measurable costs to business, some mangers and owners will deny scientifically established facts even in the face of overwhelming compelling evidence.
Denial is an unconscious defence mechanism, which serves a purpose, which is to protect against the experience of pain. When assessing the likelihood of future negative events, a common characteristic of denial is the judgement “It won’t happen to me”. Research shows that people in general have an overly optimistic and positive perception of the future.
Three important characteristics which help identify denial in an individual are:
- Refusing to recognise the problem.
- Unrealistic optimism
- Under the illusion of being able to control circumstances.
Diffusion of responsibility is where being with others may inhibit whether we take action or not. This is characterised by “It’s not my problem someone else will deal with it”
The challenge many have, particularly in Human Resource departments, is getting other department heads to see that workplace stress is a problem that all executives have a responsibility to address; and to get other key stake holders willing to invest the resources needed to deal with the problem.
Stigma associated with admitting to stress is still a prevalent problem, it’s often regarded as a career limiting move, one which could prevent promotion and be regarded as a label that the person is stuck with throughout their career. Far too often people keep quiet about their stress. Stigma also prevents people seeking help until it’s too late and prevents management from fully acknowledging there is a problem and being committed to changing it.
Anyone responsible for dealing with the health and wellbeing of staff has to be able to deal with these 3 issues and present the problem and solutions in the language that most business owners understand – the language of money. Being able to get a company “on board” with any plan to address stress often requires the HR team to make a sound business case and to show there is a benefit and even a return on investment from spending out on any stress management programme of solutions.
You have to be able to present:
- The cost of the problem.
- The cost of ignoring the problem.
- The benefits of the solution.
- The cost of the solution.
The solutions to overcoming deniability, diffusion of responsibility and stigma are to have a culture across all departments and throughout an organisations which welcomes open honest communications rather then assuming the positions and commitment of others; and being able to make a sound financial business case for addressing the problem of stress. To help with this I have developed a stress calculator which will enable you to do the maths and present the financials as part of your proposal. T
he stress calculator takes into account the four key costs associated with stress they are:
- Cost To Turnover
- Additional Costs
Absenteeism The UK Health & Safety Executive research shows that 45% of all working days lost to ill health are stress related. The average cost per employee is £1350.
Presenteeism is the damage caused by someone who is enduring excessive stress, still shows up for work, makes bad decisions, has poor judgment and underperforms. Research by the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) shows that work impaired performance costs business between 2 x to 10 x the cost of Absenteeism.
- Damage to equipment and production resulting from accidents and mistakes
- Reduced performance/productivity
- Loss of public goodwill
- Brand damage
- Low workplace morale
Cost To Turnover
Time off sick due to stress has costs to your business in terms of overheads (which have to be covered during absenteeism) and lost profit. These are calculated showing revenue losses after labour costs (due to Absenteeism) have been deducted.
Other Financial considerations where workplace stress has a negative impact on business includes:
- Premature retirement
- Staff replacement
- Grievance and litigation / compensation costs
Additional costs are not shown in the calculator but should also be presented when making the business case.
2. Putting Together A WellBeing & Stress Management Plan.
A viable wellbeing and stress management plan requires team work, clarity , trust, accountability, responsibility and honesty. A plan that addresses your organisations processes and procedures will be as unique as your business is. Creating a plan fit for purpose often requires a cultural change so everyone is on board with your plan.
in this FREE e-book Steve Crabb coaches you through the process of making the business case and getting your team in the right mindset for addressing the problem of workplace stress.
Download “The Ultimate Blueprint Creating Your Stress Management Plan” using the box link to the right and be coached through the planning process.
3. Consulting Service To Evaluate Your Business And Design Your WellBeing Solutions.
Often having a third party review your current working practices helps to identify blindspots where stress is being created and having a specialist in stress provide you with alternatives and options you weren’t even aware of, can save time money and a lot of wasted effort.
Work with Steve Crabb Coaching and we will evaluate your company using the current HSE Standards and produce a confidential management report assessing the state of your business in relation to stress and the key indicators, and provide you with our recommendations in terms of stress management solutions.
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.
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 These are:
- 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.
Having an external WellBeing Audit of your company gives you an 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.
HOW THE WELLBEING AUDIT WORKS
- We send you an excel spreadsheet so you can list and provide e-mails for your staff who are part of the WellBeing Audit. This list can be separated into departments, so you can see if there is a difference in the ways departments are exposed to and dealing with stress.
- We broadcast email the WellBeing Audit out to your list. The WellBeing Audit outlines for all your staff why the audit is being carried out, it explains the stress indicators and includes a questionnaire with 35 questions which they are to complete and return to us by email before an agreed deadline date.
- All returned audits are confidential so your staff can honestly complete the questionnaire knowing their answers are safe and secure.
- We collate the information received and prepare your WellBeing Audit report which identifies how your company and departments are performing in relation to the management standards and where there are areas for improvement.
- Your WellBeing Audit report also includes recommendations, coaching tips, techniques for management for each of the stress indicators. We broadcast email a separate WellBeing Formula @ Work report to your staff with personal coaching tips and techniques they can use for each of the stress indicators.
4. Creating A WellBeing Mindset Within Your Management Team.
Nobody knows your business better then you and your management team. When it comes to addressing workplace stress caused by policies and procedures, it requires a team approach to make changes that are effective.
Creating a collaborative team often requires training.
In this one day workshop Steve Crabb will coach your management team to create the right mindset and conditions so you can make the changes that are required to reduce stress in the workplace.
The “WellBeing Mindset” workshop for management is 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 day, 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.
5. WellBeing Training Solutions.
“The WellBeing Formula @ Work” masterclass training solutions are the result of nearly 2 decades experience in training and coaching individuals and teams in stress management.
Masterclasses and coaching includes the use of a wide range of methodologies that have been used by Steve Crabb with over 5000 individuals, to train over 30,000 people on seminars and to train 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
- Less absenteeism
- Improved efficiency and effectiveness at work
- Improved sleep and rest patterns.
“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I came in at the start of the day stressed, expecting to learn about stress but didn’t expect to feel the way I now do. The mindfulness exercises were so simple and easy to use, unlike anything I have experienced before. It was well worth the journey and I would have paid ten times the price for the day.”
“The WellBeing Formula @ Work” is a process that attendees will be guided through and is:
- AWARENESS = An enquiry into the nature of stress and how the mind and body operate to create it.
- RESPONSIBILITY = How to take personal responsibility for your reactions (and responses) to stressors.
- EMPOWERMENT = How to use interventions to self manage, reduce stress and be more resilient.
Empowerment exercises utilise the following methodologies:
- Coaching – Transformational “3 Principles” approaches to stress.
- NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming
- CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psycho Sensory techniques – from the fields of Thought Field Therapy and Havening
- Mindfulness & Meditations
No previous experience of any of the methodologies used is required.
“The WellBeing Formula @ Work” is available as either a full or half day “in house” masterclass.
- “The WellBeing Formula @ Work” – In House Training Options – SEE LEARN MORE FOR COURSE SYLLABUS
- Half day Training on the individual mindset aspects of wellbeing and stress management.
- Full day Training on the organisation and individual mindset aspects of wellbeing and stress management
It is 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.
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 fo focus and intention
- Owner and Victim thinking
- Being the cause of your response and not just a reaction.
- 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 it into practice.
HALF DAY MASTERCLASS INCLUDES:
PART TWO of the above syllabus focussing upon ”the mindset of a healthy individual”
“One of the best if not the best workshop I have ever attended! When’s the next one?”
“I attend as many of Steve’s trainings as possible. They are witty, enthralling and he is always developing something new which he shares with his students. With the Wellbeing formula he generously shares so much of his experience, Steve is in a league of his own when it comes to well being and stress management”
“I was recommended to see you by a friend who did her diploma with you. She said I would enjoy the day but I didn’t expect to learn so much in such a short time. The training was perfectly paced with enough time to take in what you taught and to practice the techniques. This was very different to any other workshop I have attended I wish all training was of this standard. You ask how could the event be improved? At the moment I can’t think of anything it was perfect timing for me, thank you so much.
“I have been to many workshops and seminars before, but this was exceptional. Steve worked with the group dealing with real issues in the room and it seemed as if he was talking directly to me all the time. He is a master of his craft.”
“I arrived at the workshop recovering from a heart attack and stressed beyond belief. Steve chose me as his first demonstration subject it was if he knew I was desperate and within minutes I felt more relaxed then I ever imagined was possible. This man is a genius and is so kind and caring and also very blunt, he told me exactly what I needed to hear about taking responsibility for my own stress. It’s two months later and I am using all he taught and feel amazing.
6. WellBeing Coaching Solutions.
Being able to have someone on call when the going gets tough can be a life saver.
All sessions are with either Steve Crabb or one of his highly trained team, they are held over Skype for convenience, sessions last for 60 minutes and can be spaced and booked to suit.
- AD Hoc Sessions – Simply book as you need them. Arrange the coaching dates and times by e mail or phone, make payment for your sessions online and we coach at the agreed date and time.
- Company programmes – Order and pay for a course of 10 coaching sessions, you will be given access to an online booking system where an appointed representative of your company can make session bookings for your staff.
Sessions are available Monday to Friday 10am till 5pm and are subject to availability.
7. The WellBeing Formula at Work – Online Coaching Course
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE***
“The Wellbeing Formula @ Work” will be available mid 2018 as an online course, if you want to know more or be informed when the course goes live please email us and we will update you.
What’s Your Next Step
Whether you are looking for coaching, training or consulting all good business relationships start with a conversation.
- Understand the structure of stress
- How to reduce and manage stress levels
- Become calm despite what’s going on around you
- Increased resilience when in stressful stituations
““Steve Crabb has successfully helped clients I have referred to him and I would happily continue to send him anyone who wishes professional business coaching as well as personal therapy.”
Contact us to discuss which programme is best for you?
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