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Toolkit for Managers – Newsletter 3

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We would like to introduce our tool developed within project SMEs tool to prevent Burnout.

The aim of the project is to prevent burnout at work and raise resilience, to help SMEs staff and managers to forecast burnout, to recognize the warning signs, to take steps to regain balance and to change peoples’ approach to a balanced life, to improve working conditions, and to reduce the cost of burnout, and stress.

The tools contains five topics:

  • Social Styles
  • Feedforward performance tool
  • GROW model
  • Ofman’S Core Quadrants
  • Circle of Influence

What is FEEDFORWARD?

Now, what is ‘feedforward?’ and why is it a better method than ‘classic feedback’ to raise resilience in teams and individuals?When you give feedback, you focus on the past, on what has already happened and what can’t be changed.

Moreover, when you receive feedback, you often feel personally attacked, which makes you defensive.
Why so? Because feedback is accusatory: we want to prove that someone is at fault and we focus on negative behaviour.That approach demotivates people and it reduces positive energy and engagement, with stress or frustrations as a result.

Even if you would start off your feedback with something positive, the chances are that the person that receives the feedback thinks: “Ah, I already know what is happening here.
First, I’ll get a positive message.

Next, I’ll hear what I’m actually here for’. When you give feedforward, you focus on the future, on what you can create and still have an impact on. When you receive feedforward, you do not feel attacked because feedforward aims at offering help, highlighting positive behaviour and stimulating creativity. That approach is inspirational, it gives hope and new energy so that involvement increases. Teaching people what is right instead of proving them what they are doing wrong, has a more productive and energising effect. Raised resilience is the result.

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5 ways to raise you resilience – Newsletter 2

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We would like to introduce our tool developed within project SMEs tool to prevent Burnout. The aim of the project is to prevent burnout at work and raise resilience, to help SMEs staff and managers to forecast burnout, to recognize the warning signs, to take steps to regain balance and to change peoples’ approach to a balanced life, to improve working conditions, and to reduce the cost of burnout, and stress.

THE TOOLKIT CONTAINS:

Personal coping
One of the tools is “the social styles” tool. It is the tool that we provide to strengthen your resilience with respect to personal coping.

Experience at work
When you’re experiencing prolonged periods of stress, it is important to recognize the areas where you do have control, so that you can keep your stress levels within reason. Maintaining this focus is not always easy, which is why the American psychologist Stephen Covey developed a model that he called “the Circles of focus”.

Think yourself strong
The idea that stress cannot be avoided is wrong, nothing could be further from the truth. It is not the event itself that determines our behaviour and emotions; it’s the way we handle it and look at the event from the perspective of our own (irrational) thoughts….

Create resilience in your environment
In this toolkit, we want to work on your resilience and that of others by focusing on a ‘connecting way’ of communication by Marshall Rosenberg.
Creating resilience in your environment starts with connecting to your environment. How you communicate about your needs, feelings, problems and stress, has a great impact on how your environment and people will develop a connection with you.

Health and well-being
Stress can be seen as a type of load that you carry. Whether this load is experienced as positive or negative depends on the balance between capacity and load. You will experience negative stress when your load exceeds your carrying capacity. The carrying capacity and load capacity is different for each individual. So, the intent is to reduce your load and to make your carrying capacity as high as possible. You can do this by looking to the things that give you energy and the thing that eat at your energy.

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SME Tools to prevent Burnout – Newsletter 1

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SME Tools to prevent Burnout  is an Erasmus + KA2 project financed by the European Commission.
The aim of the project is to prevent burnout at work and raise resilience, to help SMEs staff and managers to forecast burnout, to recognize the warning signs, to take steps to regain balance and to change people’s approach to a balanced life, improving working conditions, and to reduce the cost of burnout and stress.

WHAT IS BURNOUT ALL ABOUT?

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Have a look at the framework developed by the partnership

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