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Accumulated Stress

PQ has identified consistently high Accumulated Stress amongst 85% of measured executives. Elite athletes prioritise beginning each day with 0%.

Activity Strain
A high total volume of Stress requires active and conscious Recovery management.
Peak Stress
Responding optimally to positive Eustress is impossible if carrying Accumulated Stress.
Sleep Quality
Most executives can reduce Accumulated Stress by restructuring Sleep practices.
Recovery/Stress Ratio
An imbalance is an early predictor of deteriorating  Accumulated stress.
FAQs about Accumulated Stress

Executives who have been assessed by PQ recognised the symptoms described by their PQ Coaches.
These are the 3 most asked questions we receive.

How do I monitor this metric?

Accurate daily self-reporting is key. Sluggishness and headaches in the morning are warning signs. Emotional volatility and Cognitive impairment are red flags.


How is performance affected?

Each individual has their own personal Capacity to respond to Stress. Accumulated Stress  reduces available resources and the potential for higher Peak Stress Performance.

Is corporate culture an issue?

PQ has identified that patterns of work do drive Strong physiological responses. Long hours, absent Daytime Recovery and unfocused management  practices have measurable consequences.

A KEY PEAK PERFORMANCE INHIBITOR
The relationship between Accumulated Stress, Activity Strain and Peak Stress may define potential.

Stubbornly persistent levels of Accumulated Stress impair the Capacity to carry intermittent high loads of Strain. Additionally, the elasticity of Peak Stress Response is eroded, potentially limiting the quality of focus and judgement.

8.9
PQ average score from the existing database of executives

The productivity Potential clear if the issues are addressed.

85%
Executives have scores of less than 8.0 for No Accumulated Stress

This is an unmanaged epidemic, analogous to functioning alcoholism.

4 NEXT STEPS

There is no short cut to address Accumulated Stress. 
Discipline and Process are required.

SELF REPORT DAILY

Elite athletes take 100% responsibility to manage Accumulated Stress to 0%. Self-reporting is core to their effectiveness.

IDENTIFY STRESSORS

Be specific. Activities, workplace routines, technologies, relationships are common starting points Register key observations.

RECOVERY PLANS

A positive, active approach to Recovery is foundational. What are your Recovery activities? How will you enhance your Sleep Quality?

REVIEW

Each individual will respond to intervention differently. Reviewing results and recalibrating to optimise is unavoidable best practice.

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