We were delighted to see so many of you at our recent breakfast seminar. It was an eye-opening session for all those that attended as we outlined key learnings about the importance of dealing with mental health in the workplace, as well as some ideas on the necessary changes required to reduce stress in the workplace.
Dr Yolande Coombes our first speaker addressed the topic of stress in the workplace and the impact this has on organisations in terms of damaging their work culture but also the financial implications. She revealed to us some astounding stats that made HR managers and company directors perk up and pay attention to what they were potentially losing out on by not addressing this issue more closely. She also educated us on the science behind stress and the automatic ‘fight or flight’ reaction and the power of the ´chimpanzee´ brain, both of which are not particularly useful in the context of an office! Finally, she proposed some easy fixes and small changes we can make to our everyday lives in order to help minimize the impact of stress. Very simply, we all need to spend less time on our phones!
It was great to see all delegates enjoying the delicious breakfast on offer in the relaxing environment of the Southern Sun Mayfair!