Last week is STRESS AWARENESS WEEK. In 2019 Cigna’s study revealed that one in eight Singaporeans considered their #stress level “unmanageable”.
In fact, the study reveals that at a global level, Singaporeans are one of the most stressed. That should alarm any Singaporean and any company functioning in Singapore, as when stress is ignored, it can mean serious ramifications – for individuals, teams and organisations.
So what can #leaders do to help the situation.
Turns out there is much that can be done. Here I share some of my favourites. And I have also shared resources for you to explore.
#1: Lead by Example: demonstrate what you are doing to manage your own stress levels
#2: Do regular one-on-one meetings: it is something I “drill” at all my LEADERSHIP training. Even if they are only 10 minutes touch-point meetings, they matter
#3: Encourage talking about Stress: Build a culture where it is ok to admit you are stressed, to speak about it and ok to seek help.
#4: Motivate “HAPPINESS” practices: I can’t believe I am actually having to bring this up….still. So many organisations have realised the importance of encouraging routines and habits that create a more positive and happy work environment. Where we can have fun! Not enough are putting in the effort to make this happen at their own.
#5: Invest in #training: It is time to being deliberate and proactive in skilling your people in knowing how-to practice #stressmanagement
What are YOU and your LEADERS doing to help manage stress levels at work?
#stressawareness #stressawarenessweek #ChangeBusiness