Anxiety at Work: Strategies to Build Resilience and Manage Uncertainty

June 3 | 2:30pm EDT

Session Outline

– Defining Anxiety at Work (10 minutes)

–The Role of Leaders & Team Members (10 minutes)

Normalizing, destigmatizing, and empathizing

–How to Spot Anxiety (10 minutes)

Watching for signs in team members

–Resilience Strategies (30 minutes)

Help team members deal with uncertainty

Help people chart their path forward

Overcoming perfectionism

Developing a culture of gratitude

Learner Objectives

Participants will leave the session with an understanding of:

  1. The impact of anxiety in the workplace and how to spot it
  2. The role of leaders and peers in helping normalize mental health discussions
  3. Demonstrate practical strategies to build resilience and manage uncertainty

Session Description

Some 50% of workers say anxiety negatively affects their performance; 75% say most stressful part of job is immediate supervisor; and 60% of organizations say they are planning to address anxiety & well-being in the next three years.

Even before the pandemic of 2020, anxiety was crippling the performance of workers—especially young employees. Today it is affecting productivity and leading to ghosting and burnout.

New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton introduce research from their spring 2021 release for Harper Business, Anxiety at Work. In their workshop, they offer 8 strategic tactics to build resilience, handle uncertainty, and get stuff done.