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Business & Communication Skills: Managing Stress In The Workplace

Managing pressure at work has become an issue for us all, discover how to understand and cope with stress


Course Overview

Managing pressure at work has become an issue for us all. Our working environment is now faster and more competitive than ever and pressure comes from both tasks and relationships. We all need pressure in order to perform well, but an excess of pressure for a long period will lead to stress and all the issues associated with stress. Stress results in the loss of 40 million working days each year and is now challenging backache as the most common ailment affecting people and working under stress at work is becoming increasingly common, with some working environments expecting certain levels of stress in their employees.

Stress can be seen from two angles - what causes stress and how an individual responds to it. Everyone needs a certain amount of stress as a stimulant in every day life. When this becomes excessive, an individual can suffer overload, leading to physical problems including tiredness, illness and burnout. The problem is that what is excessive stress for one individual is no more than an exciting and stimulating challenge to another. Being aware of this difference does not help you decide how best to manage your workforce but understanding the pressures in your company and knowing your employees as individuals will.

The resulting effects of undue stress in the workplace are a fall in productivity and an increase in the amount of time lost to sickness. Relationships between a manager, staff and teams will also suffer as people become irritable and inefficient. Relationships with customers can also suffer. The standard of work may deteriorate and mistakes and accidents increase.

Many companies put their effort into helping employees manage their stress rather than dealing with the cause. This in-depth one-day Stress Management workshop is designed to help delegates understand and cope with stress for themselves and their team members.


Course Content
  • Understand what is meant by pressure and stress
  • Identify your own sources of pressure and the warning signals of excess pressure
  • Understand and be able to use effective and easy to understand techniques to deal with pressure day to day
  • Recognise and manage more effectively colleagues who may be experiencing an excess of pressure
  • Develop a checklist of actions that will enable you to manage pressure successfully



"Thought it was fabulous, after having suffered stress in the past this course made a lot of sense to me, & good information/tips to control or eliminate it."


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Who would benefit from this course

  • Anyone who has to manage pressure at work
  • Anyone who faces any stressful situations


Course Duration

This workshop is run in-house in 1 day for up to 14 delegates. We can also take a detailed brief of your needs and develop a programme to meet your specific objectives.

All our In-Company training programmes offer a flexible approach and can be tailored to incorporate your Company's terminology, culture and products using roleplays, case studies and exercises designed to reflect your business and training needs.

All course materials are supplied.



To be run in-house either at your premises or venue of your choice.
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