Long hours combined with persistent stressors are a feature of executive life. General Stress Response captures this key baseline metric.
Executives who have been assessed by PQ recognised the symptoms described by their PQ Coaches.
These are the 3 most asked questions we receive.
What do I focus on??
General Stress is hard to recognise It captures the level of Stress that an individual is used to experiencing. The number of hours with a Stress Response should be consciously managed.
Executives will experience long periods of persistent Stress, much of this required to deliver results. To develop rising peaks of performance over time requires the realistic management of the General Stress level.
Excessive managerial focus on defined outputs, particularly post-Covid, generates high levels of General Strain. Coaching colleagues to meet high expectations requires 2-way communication.
The anticipation and delivery of consistently high-quality outcomes take a physiological toll. Average levels of Stress reflect this reality for each executive. It is clear that more focused self-management can improve productivity whilst moderating Stress.
Most executives manage their working day without relevant and conscious Stress targets.
The opportunity to reshape the working culture is clear. Stress must deliver performance not impair it.
General Stress is often reflective of engrained habits of work and lifestyle. This makes change both challenging and highly productive where successful.
Recognise and change patterns of behaviour that lengthen working hours, slow down productive outcomes and reduce Recovery activities.
Simply put, the activities you perform at work generate the majority of your Stress during the working week. Focus on those activities.
A positive, active approach to Recovery is foundational. What are your Recovery activities? How will you enhance your Sleep Quality?
High General Stress greatly reduces the potential for new Personal Best Performances. Identify and plan for new highs.