Most of us (me included) have been working from home for weeks now. And after countless conversations with clients, friends, and family members, it's safe to assume that a majority of people are stressed and anxious unlike ever before as not everyone is suited for the isolation of working from home.
To help you combat these concerns, we have several training videos that we think will help ease your mind. So in no particular order, here they are!
1. Stress Management
Stress is when anxiety disturbs the body’s normal state of functioning, and it affects everyone differently. Our series on stress management will help your employees understand the different kinds of stress, how to avoid stress, how to handle unavoidable stress, and how to manage stress.
External stress can be caused by the disruption of working from home, canceled events, and family demands while quarantined. Internal stress can come from chronic worry about the pandemic, pessimism about the future, and unrealistic expectations about other’s actions. I think our courses can help support employee health at home.
2. Change Management
Change can be hard when it’s scheduled, managed, and planned. Having to abruptly relocate your workspace to your home for several weeks can be an overwhelming change experience for your employees. We have a course in our Coping with Change series that people will find helpful. It explains two different models: thought-oriented and results-oriented.
In the thought-oriented model, I think it will be natural for people to immediately resist this change and have feelings of anger and frustration. Simply watching our course may help them be more self-aware and be able to pivot and change their mindset.
3. Healthy Sleep
During an extended home quarantine, we can all go a little bit stir crazy. We spend too much time with the gloom and doom reports, and some of these may negatively affect your sleep patterns. One of the reasons for a home quarantine is to help us all stay healthy. Sleep should be restorative to your mind and body, and if you are not sleeping well, you are more susceptible to stress, illness, and burnout.
We offer a four-part series on the science of sleep that will help your employees sleep well. The course on sleep hygiene provides some actionable ideas you may not have thought of regarding the timing of exercise, alcohol consumption, and electronics in the bedroom. We also have a course on how to beat insomnia with additional tips. Did you know that if you wake up in the middle of the night for more than 20 minutes, experts suggest that you get out of bed and do a quiet activity like reading for awhile?
4. Mental Health
Many people experience the debilitating symptoms of mental illness, but they don’t recognize the signs. In many instances, they’re left untreated or will self-medicate, which can be unhealthy. A home quarantine may exacerbate the symptoms. Our series on mental health includes courses for employees dealing with mental health illness and for managers managing employees who are experiencing these issues. Make sure they have access to online resources to help support their mental health at home through this challenging time.
Additional Training Courses
P1 Learning offers a full library of training videos in addition to the topics that you see above. Topics include sales, leadership, business skills, communications, health & wellness, workplace compliance, and more. As a P1 Learning subscriber, login and start watching these courses today. In fact, here are a few additional helpful topics focused on employee health at home.
- Ergonomics: Employees are setting up new workspaces in their homes, and these courses will give tips to keep the spaces ergonomic to avoid things like eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle strains.
- Deskercises: Employees working from home may be sitting improperly on a couch, floor, or in bed. This five-part series provides simple exercises and stretches to alleviate pain or discomfort.
- Keep Your Cool: This series is about how to keep your cool when things get tense.
- Take a Deep Breath: This stand-alone course explains deep breathing and relaxation techniques to help you get through stressful situations.
- Coronavirus Precautions: Your employees are being bombarded with conflicting stories around the coronavirus. Give them accurate information so they can take the proper precautions to stay safe.
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