Imagine a plumbing pipe in your home that gets furred up from the lime scale in our water supply, or a pipe burst in the freezing cold weather.
Water pipes burst because the water inside them expands is it gets close to freezing, and this causes an increase in pressure inside the pipe. When the pressure gets too high for the pipe to contain, it ruptures.
Many in the work place are living with stress.
Whether you are the CEO, Executive, Manager or staff you are guaranteed to be suffering both emotionally and financially if there is stress in the workplace.
If you are a causing or suffering from stress you will be affecting the productivity and profits of the company, your own earning potential, your relationships with colleagues and your health.
In the main we all blame someone else for our stress, whatever the problem is, it is not ours! That’s why we’re stressed, right? After all if we were at fault we could (or should) do something about it!
Hmm I guess you are cringing a bit by now remembering how you blamed someone else for an action, which caused them stress. Perhaps you never hit your sales target and blamed your support staff for not getting you the appointments, or your marketing colleagues for not giving you the opportunity or even your finance colleagues for not approving your proposals.
All of us are the cause and suffer the affect of work related stress. Understanding how to manage the situation is rarely taught.