Long workdays and consistent pressure builds high volumes of weekly Stress. Activity Strain profiles this.
Executives who have been assessed by PQ recognised the symptoms described by their PQ Coaches.
These are the 3 most asked questions we receive.
How is it useful?
Activity Strain identifies the effort required to perform your role in the way that you currently operate. The metric can offer very clear signposts for productive change.
2 key factors to consider: long days and high Stress volume will likely reduce the quality of your contribution. Often there is inconsistency between morning, afternoon and evening performance.
Inertial working practices often build high Activity Strain through adding workload to full schedules. Disciplined, consistent diary management, teamwork and delegation can all reduce volumes quickly.
More volume is not possible until Accumulated Stress is reduced.
The unforgiving cycle can only be broken by changes to lifestyle and working practices.
Your diary is key.
Discipline and Process are required.
Understanding the full outline and pattern of your workday diary is important. How much Activity Strain is managed and productive?
Be specific. Activities, workplace routines, technologies, relationships all build volume. Seek rebalancing.
A positive, active approach to Recovery is foundational. What are your Recovery activities? How will you enhance your Sleep Quality?
Managers, colleagues and clients will all benefit from understanding your new boundaries. Activity Strain is a clear metric to convey.