Organizations & Managers

Why provide psychological wellbeing training to your employees?

The American Institute of Stress found that 80% of employees report feeling stressed at work, with 50% stating that they need help with stress management and 42% stating that at least one of their coworkers needs such assistance. Additionally, 25% of employees cite work as the number one stress factor in their life. The economic cost associated with stress is monumental at around $300 billion each year in the US alone, due to accidents, absences, employee turnover, loss in productivity, and medical, legal, and insurance expenses.

In a 2011 American Psychological Association survey, 49% of respondents cited salary as their main stress-inducing factor at work. In a 2012 survey by the Israeli institute of occupational safety and hygiene, 43% cited lack of growth and promotion opportunities, 43% cited heavy workload, 40% cited unrealistic job expectations, and 39% cited irregular working hours as workplace stress-inducing factors.

How can Sport Psychology help?

Research shows that sports psychology principles such as stress management, motivation, self-efficacy, group dynamics, decision-making, creativity, and ambitiousness can be implemented to improve personal and group performance in a high-tech work environment (Bar-Eli, 2018).

High-tech organizations are characterized by high stress and competitiveness, influenced by long work hours, deadlines, outcome-based expectations, failure aversion, missed opportunities, public speaking, difficulty with work-life balance, and more.

What will the program involve?

As part of my work with high-tech companies, I host lectures and seminars surrounding sports psychology, performance, and excellence. These skills assisted me in my record-breaking athletic career and can also be learned by your employees to serve as practical tools for day-to-day work.

guidance will be provided throughout the program to assist in the successful day-to-day implementation and maximizing the benefits.

Some session topics include identifying stress-inducers and barriers to success, stress regulation, effective goal setting, improving motivation and self-confidence, error-analyzation, and many more.

I believe that every manager and employee can set the foundations for successful stress management early on. Improving your employees’ stress regulation skills will increase their workplace satisfaction and performance, as well as improve the employee’s immune response and prevent burnout, thus reducing sickness-related absences.

Additionally, I accompany organizations and employees throughout their work routine and implement bio-feedback practices to improve effective stress management in the workplace.

A meta-analysis of 17 research papers found that biofeedback is an effective intervention tool to reduce physical and mental stress and improve cognitive and job performance in employees under high levels of stress (Kennedy & Parker, 2019).

In each session, we will create specific actions plans around the relevant sports psychology skills. These action plans will be individually tailored to each employee and close