3S03 Week 2 Stress & Time Management (Winter 2011) Final post

3S03 Week 2 Stress & Time Management (Winter 2011) Final post

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9/14/2011 1 Commerce 3S03 Management Skills Week 2 Stress Management and Time Management __________________________________ Carolyn Capretta DeGroote School of Business 1 Agenda Follow-up on Self-Assessments from last class Finish Self-Awareness Module Next Module is Stress Management and Time Management 2 Follow-up on the Exercise from Last Class Compare the results from your self- assessments to your actual results How close were your self-assessments? What do you agree with? Why? What do you disagree with? Why? 3 Personal Skills Area #2: Personal Effectiveness through Stress What are your current stressors? What are your current symptoms of stress? What are your current stress management strategies? 4 The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Stress: pattern of mental and physical responses to conditions of uncertainty and perceived threat Contextual Importance: stress occurs in situations personally important to us Other ways of looking at the definition of stress 5 The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Managers experiencing high stress are more likely to: selectively perceive information fixate on single solutions to problems revert to old habits to cope with current situations show less creativity overestimate how fast time is passing 6
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9/14/2011 2 The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Some level of stress is essential to high performance Eustress Distress Neutral Stress Performance/Stress Curve or Productivity/Conflict Curve 7 Stress Symptoms Psychological i.e. Depression, sadness negative thoughts Physiological i.e. loss of appetite, heart disease, stroke, diabetes Behavioural i.e. anger, drinking, smoking, increased caffeine use 8 So Why Not Eliminate Stress Altogether? Could/Should we eliminate stress from our lives? Challenge is not to eliminate stress, but to
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3S03 Week 2 Stress & Time Management (Winter 2011) Final post

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