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Learn about the role of the individual in relation to the organization he/she works in, and how this impacts on his/her life. …

Learn about the role of the individual in relation to the organization he/she works in, and how this impacts on his/her life.
Are you working for an organizational culture which fits you? Are you in balance with your job? Find out.

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  • 1. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 2. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 3. Win Over Stress – Introduction. ☺ In a world of ever-changing organizations, the one constant is change itself. ☺ Since change is an unavoidable fact of life, how well you manage yourself through change can make a world of difference in your future employability. ☺ Though the task of managing yourself through change may seem daunting at first, when approached with an open mind, it is in fact a unique opportunity to take on new challenges and to learn new skills. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 4. Win Over Stress: in Work & Life Introductory concepts @ OxfordCambridge.Org all for free and free for all. The information gathered here is under KeyPoints format and may be use: - Either to give the reader an overview before deciding for a full scale study of the topic. - Or act as a study guide for learners in expanding their knowledge on that given topic. Some recommendations, perhaps: - Identify each KeyPoint on which you feel a need to expand your knowledge, - Choose a good book or academic magazine and info from the Internet. - And then work towards gaining that knowledge, at your own pace. Please enjoy! Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 5. Win Over Stress: - Aim of publication. To arouse interest in readers and learners who wants to evaluate a possibility of balanced life in order to increase satisfaction, energy, and productivity in and out of the workplace. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 6. Win Over Stress - Learning Objectives.  After developing the KeyPoints outlined in this publication, you should mainly be able to:   distinguish internal and external obstacles to change.  match individuals to their dominant work relationship preferences.  categorize the signs and symptoms of stress into physiological, behavioral, and psychological.  recognize the benefits of having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress.  use techniques to challenge negative thinking.  match passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to behaviors associated with.  take the necessary actions to develop supportive relationships.  Personal Development identify the benefits of assessing current life balance. see the "bigger picture" when taking actions to put life in balance. (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 7. Win Over Stress – Summary. ☺ You should learn what the obstacles to achieving a balanced life are, and how to apply a basic strategy to overcome these obstacles. ☺ Also, you ought to discover the role of the individual in relation to the organization (s)he works in, and how this impacts on her/his life. ☺ Are you working for an organizational culture which fits you? ☺ Are you in balance with your job? ☺ Do you have the right kinds of working relationships? ☺ After understanding where you are, in relation to where you want to be, you can begin to construct a map that will take you to your objective of a balanced and fulfilled life. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 8. *** About the Structure and Flow of our Presentations *** Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 9. Win Over Stress - Sections List.  (Section 1) Finding Life Balance.  (Section 2) Success over Stress.  (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 10. (Section 1) Finding Life Balance – Summary. ☺ You fill your life with many activities and it difficult to get the balance between those activities right. ☺ But getting the balance right gives a tremendous payback. ☺ You feel fulfilled. ☺ You are in harmony with yourself and your world. ☺ Which is good for you, and also impacts positively on your family, friends, and colleagues. ☺ The first step towards a possible adjustment of your life balance is to assess your life at present life, both at home and at work, and the relationship between the two. ☺ Is it balanced? ☺ How and why is it out of balance? Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 11. (Section 1) Finding Life Balance – HighPoints.  Assessing Current Situation.  What’s Getting in the Way?  Individual and Organizational Fit. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 12. (Section 1) HighPoints: Assessing Current Situation. ☺ identify the benefits of ☺ use life chart categories to determine an individual's satisfaction with his current situation. ☺ take appropriate actions to make the most of energy. ☺ single out value drivers with individuals. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 13. (Section 1) HighPoints: What’s Getting in the Way? ☺ identify the benefits of learning how to . ☺ make recommendations about how an individual could act to effectively achieve life balance. ☺ distinguish between internal and external obstacles to change. ☺ apply strategies required to overcome obstacles to changing life balance, in relation to both internal and external barriers. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 14. (Section 1) HighPoints: Individual and Organizational Fit. ☺ recognize the benefits of assessing the individual and organizational fit. ☺ discover comments about organizational culture with the cultural types. ☺ determine job preferences of individuals. ☺ consider individuals in relation to their dominant work relationship preferences. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 15. (Section 2) Success over Stress – Summary. ☺ "Stress is the psychological, physiological and behavioral response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health." ☺ Contrary to popular belief, stress itself is never a good thing. ☺ It is always harmful. ☺ You need discern the difference between pressure, which spurs you into action and helps you to perform at your peak, and stress, which impedes your performance, and has long-term health implications. ☺ Stress is produced by own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. ☺ This means that once you recognize how you respond to certain situations, you can change your response to one that is more helpful and productive. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 16. (Section 2) Success over Stress – HighPoints.  Recognizing Stress.  Coping with Stress. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 17. (Section 2) HighPoints: Recognizing Stress. ☺ distinguish the benefits of recognizing stress. ☺ identify appropriate descriptions of stress. ☺ categorize signs and symptoms of stress into physiological, behavioural, and psychological. ☺ differentiate Type-A and Type-B personality types in context. ☺ recognize examples of job stressor. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 18. (Section 2) HighPoints: Coping with Stress. ☺ acknowledge the benefits of having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress. ☺ recognize techniques to prepare for stress in a given situation. ☺ identify situations of negative thinking. ☺ discern the techniques for challenging negative thinking. ☺ apply techniques to challenge negative thinking in a given context. ☺ use the appropriate techniques to receive criticism positively. ☺ distinguish between examples of the elements of the ABC model. ☺ recollect relaxation techniques to be used on a daily basis. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 19. (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – Summary. ☺ Individuals need to focus on the actions they can take to achieve a more balanced life. ☺ That is said, you begin by helping yourself to explore ways in which you can create some space in order to bring more nourishing and energizing activities into your life. ☺ For that, you are to discover how to build practical systems into your days and weeks that will support you in making the necessary adjustments to your life. ☺ As life balance constantly shifts, you will also consider early warning signs to look out for. ☺ By doing so, you can make the necessary adjustments as you go along. ☺ Also to maintain a constant focus, you ought to create a vision of a satisfying, balanced life for yourself. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 20. (Section 3) Better Balance Strategies – HighPoints  Reducing Demands.  Making Changes.  Fitting in with the Bigger Picture. Personal Development (This picture: Trinity College, Cambridge) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 21. (Section 3) HighPoints: Reducing Demands. ☺ recognize the benefits of knowing how to reduce demands on time. ☺ acknowledge passive, aggressive, and assertive responses to behaviors associated with. ☺ employ assertiveness techniques to define boundaries. ☺ find out to what extent a delegation strategy is used effectively. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 22. (Section 3) HighPoints: Making Changes. ☺ appreciate the benefits of having the right tools and strategies to make appropriate life balancing changes. ☺ use the strategy required to create and pursue a vision. ☺ apply the PMI (Plus-Minus-Implication) technique to evaluate a possible change. ☺ employ necessary actions to develop supportive relationships. ☺ identify the actions associated with making space and making time. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 23. (Section 3) HighPoints: Fitting in with the Bigger Picture. ☺ identify the benefits of being able to see the "bigger picture" when taking action to put life in balance. ☺ check out the four phases of a life change cycle to the characteristic feelings and appropriate actions associated with. ☺ associate elements of the reframing process to the considerations required to explore each element. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
  • 24. Reaching for a Balanced Life – Conclusion. ☺ At this point you should be familiar with the following:  overcoming obstacles to change.  anticipating and preparing for stress.  having a range of positive strategies to cope with stress.  dealing with criticism.  defining your boundaries assertively.  developing supportive relationships.  taking time to relax. Personal Development (This picture: Harcourt Hill, West Oxford) Contact Email Design Copyright 1994-2014 © OxfordCambridge.Org
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