Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events

It is important for you to realize that there is not one “standard” pattern of reaction to the extreme stress of traumatic experiences. Some people respond immediately, while others have delayed reactions — sometimes months or even years later. Some have adverse effects for a long period of time, while others recover rather quickly.

I think I can, I know I can! Self Efficacy and the Value of Self Belief

By understanding how to help influence people to develop a positive mental assessment of their abilities, it is possible for us to create work environments that provide the necessary feedback and support for individuals. This should allow more people to develop high levels of self-efficacy that will translate into increased productivity.

Leading Change – excuse me while I quietly burn-out

The Team Leader needs to recognize stress and burnout, and manage the team so that no undue stress is put on any particular individual. Judging this, and then getting the resources you need to prevent harm to your team, can be difficult. Stress and burnout are different. And in a long standing change team, you may well see symptoms of impending burnout.

Great group – sad about the leader – mood contagion.

Mood contagion is the automatic and unconscious transfer of mood between individuals. Intense moods are more likely to be transferred. Joy or distress are more likely to be passed on than calmness. Leaders probably have an even greater impact on their group mood. This is because of their importance to the organization.

Redundancy and the Family – it is change for them too!

Changes in life like redundancy affect us all deeply. They change us and they change our relationships particularly with out partners.. Acknowledge the change for both of you and that both of you are suffering loss. It is not about whose loss is greater. If you can, start to work for and not against each other! You can be a team again, I’m sure!