Transforming Tense Workplaces Into Efficient Ones

Can the wellness of workers and their efficacy be advanced by utilizing practices validated by research? Leaders who want the greatest outcomes for both their firms and the staff they are leading have found simple yet powerful cutting edge answers to this question, and we discuss this with business expert, Stuart Hayes here in this blog post:

Hayes asks leaders to consider the repercussions of stress and anxiety in the office environment, and compare that to the outcomes imaginable where well-being is in:

One: Productivity of the Staff

Tension and pessimistic feelings results in workers focus being diverted and having minimized psychological clarity. In contrast happier, more relaxed workers have clearer minds and are far more engaged, purposeful as well as innovative;

Two: Morale and Personnel Turnover

Stress and also negative emotions result in retention challenges … whereas more satisfied staff feel more attached to both their firm and also each other, and this means they typically stay for a longer time;

Three: Wellness

Stress as well as negative emotions may exacerbate illness… whereas individuals who are happier are both healthier as well as appreciate what they do;

Four: Impacts on PR

Stress and also bad emotions may cause personnel to feel bitter and a lowered level of commitment in client service roles. Whereas generally happier personnel communicate better with clients and are greater champions of their brand name

Five: Alignment to Strategy or Strategic Adjustment Campaigns

Tense or antagonistic teams are both less likely to affiliate themselves to the teams course of action and also at the same time they are far more likely to prevent change… whereas positive and also pleased workers are imaginative, curious, initiate advancements and are a lot more accepting of both the present approach and any innovation.

Considering the range of problems identified one needs to consider what is the solution?

To aid workers to manage stress and to manage the issues specified, businesses are increasingly making use of office health and wellbeing resources, however not all of these resources work or translate into performance returns.

“Truthfully, securing lasting increases in both efficiency and also well-being necessitates a good deal more consideration than simply enabling a little work versatility, offering a gym membership or contracting a wellbeing speaker. These are really typically ‘box ticking’ style solutions and are not going to hit the mark” he explains.

According to Hayes, it is this box-ticking mentality that makes health and wellbeing schemes fall short. “When you think of it, attaining enduring advancement in any individual part of life needs an analysis of what is taking place right now, making a long term decision to transform it, and then initiating a highly targeted and methodical transformative journey.”

Hayes stresses that assisting groups to heighten their satisfaction and experience of their job and the results they accomplish from their work, is basically the same journey. He continues:

“The objective should never be the establishment of a wellbeing scheme in and of itself. Rather, it needs to be the formulation of a different culture where accountability along with well-being are foundation stones. What this points to is that we take responsibility for altering the way our team react to tension as well as negative emotions, altering the manner in which our team connects and interacts with each other, and making sure every person is naturally aligned to the organization’s greater missions, all at the same time. This is the backbone of an exceptional culture, and even why leaders should view themselves, over any other thing, as guardians of the culture.”

Current Research … While it is well documented, mindfulness practices are being successfully utilised by a lot of organizations in order to help personnel accept and better handle situations, pressure and difficult feelings, what hasn’t been so widely reported is that our mind and heart continuously communicate with each other, that the heart can be used to help shift an individual’s feelings from negative to positive, or that our heart’s sphere of influence likewise has a quantifiable impression on the people close by. Based on his experience Hayes thinks this epitomizes the cutting edge of H.R. development as well as leadership. “It’s rather funny, we all have a heart, we all have a mind, and we all perceive that they interact intuitively, however the increasing development of research that shows that our heart and mind collaborate is astonishing,” Stuart says, who’s now invested the better part of the past seven years examining this interaction, the manner in which it fits in the workplace and coaching people in how you can benefit from it.


One: When communicating with a good leader, a person’s brainwaves will actually ‘synchronise’ with the leader. This is an effect that does not come about when the aforementioned individual speaks with, for example, various other members of their organization. The impact of this enhances group interaction.

Two: Both the brain and also the heart each emanate an electromagnetic field that can be evaluated a distance away from the body, although the electromagnetic expanse of the heart is significantly stronger.

Three: Measurement of the heart’s reach differs, in connection with the individual’s state of mind, and lastly;

Four: It’s possible to engage the heart in particular practices that measurably switch the influence of unfavorable emotions both within a person and within those people near them, generating alterations in both parties.
This is called: Bridging The Heart and Mind.

Anybody associated with leading a group under stress and anxiety, or anyone being required to bring about change in an organization will benefit from a 1 day concentrated leadership workshop on how to bridge the heart and mind in the workplace:

Hayes is running a workshop called Leading To Improve Performance And Well-Being on the 19th of January, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
The training day gives instruction on practical ways for leaders who are working in very competitive and difficult environments, to achieve genuine progress in the commonly opposite spheres of team well-being and team performance, by using a few of the most recent, cutting edge insights into personnel development as they apply to the position of leaders. If you’d like to learn more browse through this web link below.