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Activity Strain

Long workdays and consistent pressure builds high volumes of weekly Stress. Activity Strain profiles this.

Accumulated Stress
Stress carried over from the previous 24 hours is unproductive but adds to total volume.
24 Hour Recovery
The most accurate counterbalance to Activity Strain is 24 Hour Recovery, which measures the total volume of Recovery.
Initial Recharge Level
High volumes of Stress in the afternoon and evening are very hard to process with reduced 'battery life'.
General Stress
Measuring volume alongside average levels can be very instructive for executives and coaches.
FAQs about Activity Strain

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 is it useful?

Activity Strain identifies the effort required to perform your role in the way that you currently operate. The metric can offer very clear signposts for productive change.

How is my performance affected?

2 key factors to consider: long days and high Stress volume will likely reduce the quality of your contribution. Often there is inconsistency between morning, afternoon and evening performance.

Can I lower my score?

Inertial working practices often build high Activity Strain through adding workload to full schedules. Disciplined, consistent diary management, teamwork and delegation can all reduce volumes quickly.

THE METRIC TO CHALLENGE INERTIA
Activity Strain is best addressed through time management.

  

6.8
PQ average score from the existing database of executives

More volume is not possible until Accumulated Stress is reduced.

17%
Few executives report significantly lower scores over the weekend.

The unforgiving cycle can only be broken by changes to lifestyle and working practices.

4 NEXT STEPS

Your diary is key.
Discipline and Process are required.

SELF-REPORT

Understanding the full outline and pattern of your workday diary is important. How much Activity Strain is managed and productive?

UNDERSTAND STRESSORS

Be specific. Activities, workplace routines, technologies, relationships all build volume. Seek rebalancing.

RECOVERY PLANS

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

COMMUNICATE

Managers, colleagues and clients will all benefit from understanding your new boundaries. Activity Strain is a clear metric to convey.

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