By Laura Blakesley
When you look around your office, what do you see? Is it the picture of productivity? A great culture? People working together to develop the company?
BUT…yes, there’s always a BUT. What you DON’T see is the stress that is lurking under that spotless surface. Stress that can lead to missed work, low productivity, extensive health problems, strain on relationships…and it will fester like an open wound. It will grow and build in a single person or a small group, and will spread to others like a virus.
Sure, some stress manifests itself through behavior (like hard hat wearing wine drinkers)…but MOST stress goes undetected, even by the individual who holds the stress. So what can you do?
Here’s where we come in – with the Stress Quotient. The Stress Quotient is a diagnostic tool that is used to accurately pinpoint stress in your team members.
Through the use of the Stress Quotient, we measure the 7 most common workplace stressors in your team:
Effort/Reward Balance Stress
Organizational Change Stress
Social Support Stress
Job Security Stress
Once your team has completed the Stress Quotient, we will start to see themes emerge that help us to determine in what areas the company is experiencing debilitating stress. We compile that information and help your team tackle the issues head-on. We can then determine if there are things such as lack of job fit, miscommunication, or mismanagement, to name a few. Tackling stress head-on leads to a more focused and productive team. A focused and productive team helps your bottom line drastically; fewer days missed, faster project completion, less visits to the doctor, and everyone’s favorite – a stronger culture.
We don’t mean to bring you doom and gloom so we are going to put a little sunshine back in this blog with a freebie! That’s right, we have a freebie for you! For a limited time, we are offering FREE Individual Stress Quotients. The Individual Stress Quotient measures the same stressors as our team assessment, the only difference is, it’s on a personal level rather than a team level.