In today’s work environment we find employees struggling to cope with a multitude of challenges. Most of us would admit to problems in balancing our personal and professional lives and stress has become an issue we can all relate to.
The hard truth is that we bring our worries and problems to work and it affects our performance. It affects how we relate to our colleagues and how we manage within groups. Work-related pressure and conflict are, in turn, taken back home and get played out in our families. We find ourselves and our loved ones caught up in a vicious cycle of action and reaction.
If the resulting stress is not managed, it can leave us burnt out and at risk for a host of medical problems. Both people and organizations could benefit greatly from having access to a counsellor who can help them cope with their personal and professional challenges. Working professionals, however, often don’t have the energy to search for a counsellor nor the time to go visit one.
The Listening Tree counsellors can come to your work place to provide one on one counselling, saving you or your employees the time and trouble of commuting after or during work.
Research has shown that a person’s state of mind has a huge impact on their ability to get their work done. Mental or emotional health is not just associated with better work performance but also associated with higher productivity, improved work attendance, better motivation, heightened concentration and even fewer workplace accidents. Emotions affect every aspect of our life, be it personal or professional.
Our ability to recognize and control our emotions as well as handle interpersonal relationships is just as important as our technical capabilities in getting the jobdone. Understanding your own emotions helps in being sensitive to other people’s feelings as well. These personal and interpersonal emotional skills are what the experts call emotional intelligence and management gurus are now unanimous that a person with high emotional intelligence is an asset for a company.
An excellent way for organizations to strengthen their business is to ensure that the emotional health of their employees is also nurtured and cared for. Just as they offer their employees physical health check-ups, a caring organization could ensure regular emotional health check-ups through counselling as well.
We believe that taking care of your emotional health is not something you do as a last resort but as an everyday practice. The Listening Tree’s focus will be to help individuals, and thereby the organization, deal with emotional issues before they become a problem. We would work with people on maximizing their potential and productivity as well as developing a sense of well-being in both their personal and professional lives.
The Listening Tree works with organizations in creating an asset out of every individual and to promote a sense of well-being at the workplace. If you would like to contact The Listening Tree on behalf of your organization, please contact us.
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We organize various activities in our Tree House so watch this space for future invitations. You may wish to join a group to discuss specific topics, attend a talk or celebrate a special event with us. We will keep you posted.
If you have any feedback on either our website or our counselling services, please do write to us. We work with both individuals and organizations and people have nice things to say about us.