Background to our service
Workplace stress is still causing huge problems. However, fortunately it is now becoming widely understood that it pays to take a preventative approach to its adverse effects. Consequently, many organisations now take their legal duties seriously and carry out a Stress Risk Assessment (SRA) for all employees. We have been part of this process, working with several organisations and individuals to reduce stress and increase wellbeing.
The survey categories – The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have developed something called management standards. These are six areas within the workplace stress has been associated or in other words the six main sources of stress at work.
- Demands - this includes issues such as workload, work patterns and the work environment.
- Control - how much say the person has in the way they do their work.
- Support - this is split further into peer and managers support. It includes the encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided by the organisation, line management and colleagues.
- Relationships - this includes promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour.
- Role - whether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles.
- Change - how organisational change (large or small) is managed and communicated in the organisation
With well developed categories (management standards) over many years of research and extensive funding from the health and safety executive for employers, it was important to use such knowledge when writing a survey for learners. To keep the integrity of the data collected and a way of interpreting the results we broke the appropriate learner questions down to fit into these categories. It is possible to use more than these categories if beneficial.
Who we are...
Dale Staton – Head Stress Management Consultant – Dale’s background extends from Personal Fitness Training working with a broad range of cliental meeting physical and wellbeing goals to dealing with stress and lifestyle goals on an organisational level. Dale blends proven methods with innovative ways of dealing with stress in the modern working climate. In particular Dale has developed a service with a 3 step approach with the aim of safeguarding learners at college level.
Terry Trundley - Management Consultant - A freelance Management Consultant with over 20 years global experience as an associate for companies such as Orange; Pacific Bell; Telecom New Zealand. Successful in launching new technology businesses, whilst also developing skills in Turnaround and Change Management in Private Sector organisations in the UK and internationally. More recently in the Public Sector introduced innovative and challenging organisational design to Local Government, the NHS and the Houses of Parliament.
Beverley Dawson – Administrator - PGCE in primary education. Beverley Dawson also brings international experience as the CEO of an American Corporation. Following credentials developed in Public and Private sector, Beverley has successfully managed both the financial and administrative functions of Xact Consultants for 15 years.
OutKlass Fitness - a high quality group fitness and personal training company. Working with a very diverse client range to attain the fitness goals of all. Provide support in lifestyle management and organisational wellbeing programs. More information
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