Take Charge of Change – we live in a world experiencing unprecedented change; political, technological, environmental, sociological and capital markets and economies are going through massive changes and restructuring . Inside these changes are opportunities but also challenges.
Increasingly, individuals, organizations and countries are becoming overwhelmed by these changes. The result; an erosion of focus, missed opportunity, profit erosion, increased health care costs, psychological stress and declining productivity.
Increasing workloads, 24/7 economy, and ever increasing expectations are cultivating a growing discontent amoung organizational leaders and their employees. Faced with relentless demands at work, many people walk around with day planners, To Do lists, smart phones and pop up reminders on their computers – all designed to help them manage their time better. Yet, they often fail to deliver on objectives and are increasingly short tempered and easily distracted. Not only are demands heating up at work but it seems that demands at home are increasing as well.
Feeling forever starved of time, many assume that they have no choice but to cram as much as possible into every day. Many return home from a long day at work feeling exhausted. They often experience their families not as a source of joy and renewal, but as one more demand in an already overburdened life. This translates to higher levels of stress, poorer health, burnout, turnover, increased medical costs, and a diminished capacity for creativity and innovation. The hidden impact of these issues on an organizations bottom line and productivity can be staggering.
Increasingly, organizations are having a difficult time tapping into the genius, talents and passion of their employees.
- An Ipsos–Reid Poll on June 8, 2005, reported that half of both CEO’s (53%) and working Canadians (52%) agree that their organizations are not as productive as they should be.
- In a study of key leaders of Fortune 50 companies, less than 15% of those polled reported that they brought their best energy and full engagement to work. Twenty two percent reported significant levels of disengagement.
- A Towers Perrin study showed that less than 1 in 5 Canadians are highly engaged at work. The study showed that organizations have a vast reserve of untapped potential in their people, but are failing to create the workplace conditions needed to capture that potential.
- Requests for stress leaves in Canada are skyrocketing and stress related illness is costing employers billions of dollars every year.
- Based on responses from almost 700 senior HR practitioners suggested that stress-related illness now accounts for around 11% of all sickness absence in Canada.
- According to an Ipsos-Reid poll, 66 out of 114 Canadian CEO’s reported that “stress, burnout or other physical and mental health issues” are having a negative impact on work force productivity and the problem has escalated to the extent that they worry about their ability to pay future disability claims.
- In 2000, Statistics Canada reported the annual cost of work time lost to stress as $12 billion. Since that time, the situation would not have improved!
Research by Human Resources Canada estimates annual attrition rates in organizations are currently:
- 14% for clerical workers
- 12.5% for professionals
- 5.5% amoung managers
Let’s put these numbers into perspective. In a company with 250 employees earning an average annual salary of $45,000 each, standard attrition rates collectively cost the organization more than a million dollars per year. Even for a small business owner with a staff of 15 people that could translate to $40,000 in lost opportunity costs. Nothing to dismiss!
If this same 250 person company has annual revenues of $25 million and a profit margin of 10%, this attrition loss would represent 4% of total revenues – that’s 40% of the profits!
A part of the solution is not better time management but more effective ENERGY Management through Resiliency Training
To overcome, adapt and even embrace the reality of Hyper Change in our world, requires Personal and Organizational RESILIENCE. What does Webster’s say about resilience?
As this chart depicts, we help you and your organization train and get ready for the impacts of change through Resiliency Training. Training that fortifies the mind, body, emotions and heart/soul. Our programs draw on extensive on real world business and athletic experiences. We are inspired by the lessons learned in high performance sport. These lessons translate well in building resilient staff, and the coaching model is the only model that works to provide sustained, and lasting changes for organizations and individuals. Your organization has its own Olympic sized goals. We your organization provides/encourages Resiliency Training you will help staff to accomplish the podium results that are unique to their role, position and organizational team.
Our primary goal is to assist your staff and organization to be mentally resilient, emotionally resilient, physically resilient, and spiritually resilient and to boost the energy that your team can bring to key organizational missions. As we help you to foster and encourage RESILIENCY, your organization will over time experience marked improvements in:
- Decreased health care costs
- Profitability gains
- Team morale
Significant Change is and will be a constant. We don’t just want you to endure it. We want you to actually embrace it, learn from it, and seize on new opportunities that flow out of change.
We deliver on our Resiliency Training promise through the delivery of various programs – currently; half, full day and multi day workshops; 1 to 2 hour concept sessions, coaching groups, keynotes and on line programs including; webinars, podcasts, videos and e-learning programs.