Reducing Employee Stress in the Workplace
Employee Stress is an Epidemic
Workplace employee stress in the U.S. is at an all time high. It’s not only impacting the health and welfare of employees but its hitting employers’ bottom line. With increased medical and abstenteeism costs, decreased productivity, and high turn-over employers need to act. Core causes of stress can vary greatly across individuals. The most common stressors come from work overload, people issues, balancing work/ life balance and job insecurity.
These look all too familiar regardless of the industry. Costs are cut and employers demand higher output with less resources. Stress increases for employees and they work longer hours. Do more with less is a mantra I lived with for many years.
Stress Reduction Workshops
Workshop for Employees
In this popular and interactive workshop attendees identify their own stress, create a stress reduction toolkit, and build a personalized stress reduction plan. The workshop can be custom designed for your particular needs in content, context and length.
Attendees walk away from this session with a personalized plan. They leave with easy practical tools that can be implemented immediately to reduce stress in their workday. Throughout this interactive session, Greta arms attendees with the basics and hidden power of mindfulness and stress reduction. She’ll guide attendees through over 25 easy and fast techniques that are especially effective in the workplace.
Then the magic happens. Taking what they’ve just learned attendees create a personalized plan to manage their own stress and find peace in every day.
Workshop for Leaders
Managers are an important part of reducing stress for their team. They not only support their teams stress reduction plans but also role model the behaviors for them.
This workshop takes leaders through a similar process so they too can build a personalized stress reduction plan. Then we go a step further. Leaders learn multiple new ways to engage their teams to reduce stress and increase creativity, revive a dying meeting, build relationships with team members, tips for starting difficult conversations… just to name a few.
Without this component, employees have been left not knowing whether their manager is committed to stress reduction or whether the whole thing is just lip service. Leaders will leave this powerful session with new tools that will add to their own leadership competencies.
What is Employee Stress Telling You?
Certainly helping employees manage stress at the individual level is important and can provide many benefits. These workshops are a great start. But don’t stop there. Without the support of management through actions aimed at the real stressors, the impact is diminished.
Do you know what issues may be contributing to employee stress at your organization? You may know there’s a problem but have no idea where to start — or the time to tackle it right now.
- Do people and team problems keep coming up like a game of whack-a-mole – as soon as you solve one, another arises?
- Have frequent reorganizations caused change fatigue and a sense of job insecurity across your workforce creating a lack of trust in leadership?
- Is there lack of clarity around job roles causing conflict and decreased productivity across teams?
- Are employees being continually asked to do more with less impacting their work hours and work- life balance?
- Do you have leaders with rock solid subject matter expertise yet lacking 1-2 core competencies that impact employee engagement and output?
Employee Engagement and Team Effectiveness Consulting, Executive Coaching
You need a fresh look at what’s really going on and a commitment to make earnest change to improve employee engagement. With our consulting services, we uncover the information you need to create effective strategic priorities that will have real impact.
Depending on the issues you’re facing, your organization may benefit from all of these services.
- Employee Engagement consulting. Starting with a customized employee engagement consulting service will provide you new perspectives on your workforce (strengths and areas of development), as well as actionable strategic priorities to increase your bottom line. Learn more about employee engagement consulting
- Targeted team effectiveness consulting. Designed to address team-specific issues like lack of role clarity within and across teams, accountability, strained relationships, and much more.
- Focused executive coaching. Coaching that builds the executive’s platform of strength and self-awareness is critical. Special focus is often on talent management, leadership, and team effectiveness. Learn more about executive coaching.
Take a look at what leaders and employees are saying about the impact of our consulting, coaching and workshops.
“Greta was hired to conduct an employee engagement study for our organization. Her work was comprehensive, detailed and confidential. She provided critical analysis and insight, helping staff and leaders understand strengths and challenges and provided clear recommendations for moving forward. Her work was invaluable in laying the groundwork for building a culture of trust and increasing engagement.” – Dianna Cusick, Chief Human Resource Officer, Minneapolis College
“The best session I attended during our Staff Development Day was How to Create a Personalized Stress Reduction Plan with Greta Kjos. I walked away with valuable applications and ideas that I could use immediately.” – Workshop attendee
“When I came to Greta for coaching, I was stuck in my business. I had lost sight of my original vision and couldn’t see the next step. After my first session with Greta everything changed. She helped me to explore and identify where my passion for my work was still alive in me. With humor and compassion, she masterfully exposed and challenged the mental framework I had created that kept me thinking and acting small. By the end of my session I was not only excited about my work again, I actually believed in the value of what I have to offer. This is an incredibly powerful shift! Coaching with Greta has reawakened my purpose—I feel energized, inspired, and motivated to take action.” –
“Greta Kjos was a great speaker. She engaged the entire audience and most importantly, we left her workshop with an action plan.” – Workshop attendee
“I attended a workshop for supervisors on creating a personalized stress reduction plan in the workplace. This workshop was amazing. Greta was engaging and inspiring and walked participants through a number of steps that resulted in each one of us creating an individualized plan for reducing job-related stress. We also learned several useful management tips to support and help our team. Even the few who initially seemed skeptical ended up agreeing that this was a very worthwhile workshop for employees at all levels.” – Coaching client
“This workshop was such a great session. I walked away with a tangible, realistic plan.” – Workshop attendee
“Greta was fantastic. Best speaker I’ve heard in years. Perfectly suited for job stress, winter stress, and personal stress.“ – Workshop attendee