“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

Stephen Wright

The topic of work and life stress continues to be a research interest of mine and something I’ve written frequently about. I have such a strong interest in occpational stress and health I run another company called LifeHub that specializes in worksite wellness and health promotion.

Stress: The Current State

It’s no mystery that work/life balance is typically a challenge for talent at all levels and even those who are in very senior leadership positions. Simply, everyone is being asked to produce more with less resources in the new “lean” world-wide competitive work climate that we all are part of (even if you are in education, government or the non-profit sector).

n the 2011 annual Stress in American survey, 1226 U.S. residents reported consistently high levels of stress (22 percent reported extreme stress.. Balancing family and work obligations and gender differences were also quite interesting to note (our own research also suggests some interesting challenges for working women).

So, perceptions of stress at work are quite high with several recent studies by Envisia Learning Inc. suggesting that

with significant impact on work/family balance and overall health1.

For those of you looking for a single place to find some of my current and past Blogs on the topics of stress, resilience and work/life balance, I thought I’d summarize them here for you:

Envisia Learning  Stress/Work Life Blogs

  1. Nowack, K. (2006). Optimising Employee Resilience: Coaching to Help Individuals Modify Lifestyle. Stress News, International Journal of Stress Management, Volume 18, 9-12 []

Kenneth Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13758) and President & Chief Research Officer/Co-Founder of Envisia Learning, is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Ken also serves as the Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. His recent book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It is available for free for a limited time by signing up for free blog updates (Learn more at our website)

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