Training & Response versus Stress & Dumb

“No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” The armed forces of countries around the world spend countless hours training their personnel, repeating drills until they become ‘second nature’. Paraphrasing, the military saying is “a soldier will revert… Read More

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The Effects of ‘Minor’ Stress

Well-being strategies in many forward-thinking organisations now aim to manage excessive stress through improved quality of workplace relationships, better resourcing of workloads, and tighter management of change. A few employers have also concentrated on building resilience levels of their staff to prevent elevated levels of absence, disengagement, and reduced productivity. At the same time, the… Read More