Coping and Accountability for Management

Coping and Accountability for Management

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As much as we may often feel stressed, frustrated, or aggravated with details related to our job, we have managers or leaders above us who can support our needs that should or would help alleviate the reasons for feeling so emotional while on the job. But why are employees not seeking this type of support?

Workers tend to forget that the company departments want them to succeed because their success is the company’s success too. So, where is the impingement between employees having or experiencing a difficult time and them seeking and recovering the interventions they need to continue to work without insulting their performance?

Well, it starts with the Dr. Buzz method, where we successfully flow the three-tiered model: What’s wrong, how does it make you feel, and what can someone do to support you to recovery. As elementary and straightforward as this protocol is, adult employees struggle to access the help they need as some feel asking for assistance is a sign of weakness.

Another reason why people are reluctant to seeking support is that, as adults, we should be able to handle stress and obstacles independently because we are adults, and therefore, we should be resilient.

Here are my methods on how to ask for help from superiors or the HR Department:

Suggest and describe what is wrong ( e.g., you are struggling to meet deadlines). Express how it makes you feel (e.g., the stress of barely completing your expectations is causing you stress, you are not sleeping well, and now feel moody and irritable) Communicate the benefit from receiving support (e.g., someone who has or is equipped with excellent executive skill management tools could mentor you, assign deadlines in advance to help you properly plan, someone may be able to assist with some of the tasks to meet some of the more critical deadlines)

It is vitally important that we provide our employees with the right guide on seeking support from your company to ensure excellent potential outcomes.

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Easiest Way to Recover from Stress on the Job

Easiest Way to Recover from Stress on the Job

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Many times, employees find themselves in routines that become so mundane that their brain becomes muddled with static noise and tension where everyone’s voice sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher saying “wa wa wa wa.” In other words, your brain is saturated with boredom, stress, tension, and a significant lack of stimulation resulting in your brain going foggy and you feel like you are losing your mind. But what happens to us? Why does this happen?

A lack of creativity, reward, or feelings of accomplishment makes the prefrontal cortex stagnate as a lack of blood flow to the brain. Parents and pediatricians have resorted to giving stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall to children in schools in the United States. High school students may skip classes that are perceived as not motivational, inspirational, and ultimately dull. However, as adults, we find ourselves downing ourselves with energy drinks, coffee and other stimulants, trying to achieve the same.

As adults, we find ourselves eating carbs and drinking unhealthy energy drinks and coffee to manipulate our frontal lobes without even realizing what we are doing and why we are doing it.

To combat this experience and learn to cope responsibly, I recommend that employees take short walks to focus on their breathing. The best breathing exercise is breathing through your nose for 3 seconds and out your mouth for no less than three seconds.

Halfway through your walk, the goal would be to get you to breathing three seconds in through your nose and breathing out your nose for 3 seconds as well. Over time, I recommend you attempt to achieve 3 seconds in through your nose and out your nose for 6 seconds. By extending your “exhale” at a time twice as long as you take air in, it allows your cortisol (stress hormone) to reduce and enable healthy stimulation through increased blood flow to travel back into your frontal lobes, where you will benefit from increased attention span, creativity, excitability, and sustained motivation.

Yes, something as simple as a good breathing exercise can do so much to help employees fight stress on the job.

If you or your organization are ready to commit to a life-altering change, schedule a FREE consultation call with Dr. Buzz to discuss how to get started.

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