Organizational Stress

How well does your team operate under stress?

How well does your team operate under stress?

Put the Joy Back in Your Organization

Organizational stress, much like stress in the human body, shows up more in symptoms rather than glaringly. Those symptoms include paralyzed leaders, being caught off guard by the competition, lack of innovation and planning without follow through, among others stress indicators.
 
Though the causes vary, what is common when an organization is choked by stress is that those involved likely can’t see what’s wrong. Leaders are so immersed in running a business that they are often blind to these stressors — or simply don’t want to face an ugly truth.
 
That’s where John Arnold can help. John has been working with companies large and small for decades, helping them identify and overcome the causes of organizational stress. He brings clarity to a company, bridging the gap between what company leaders think is wrong and what is actually wrong.
 
Then, with the help of company leaders and team members, John creates a roadmap back to organizational health.
 
“I get them to talk about outcomes they want to see and then create a process with them or with their approval that has milestones along the way,” John says.
 
This process can change as the company makes progress, but what’s important is that it ends the inertia that comes with organizational stress and begins moving a company forward again. The time it takes for a company to return to health can be months or years, depending on where things are when the recovery begins – and the commitment of leadership.
 
“It depends on how much courage the leader has and his or her appetite for change,” John says.
 
Is your growth stagnant and bottom-line flat?  Are your competitors getting the jump on you? Do you as a leader feel paralyzed by the current state of your company? Talk to John Arnold about how he can help you break free of the inertia and reach new heights.