No growth without stress!
by Maarten van der Zanden from https://peoples.hr/
The tremendous impact of coronavirus throws us back to the basics of life. For many people, challenges at work and worries at home suddenly come all together resulting in a stress response. Stress can often lead to failure but growth is possible as well which is something that you can use as an Entrepreneur and Manager. It is understandable that you may feel stressed out when experiencing changes at work or staying out of work. It is quite a responsibility to seek out the best opportunities for you and your people. The most important thing is that without any form of stress there can be often no growth for people. It is this very "tension" that can be turned into action… and with every action, you learn something new.
It is really a form of art to perceive such a tough event as a so-called Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). In other words: a traumatic experience that leads to an exponential growth of the individual, organization, and even the whole country. By this the kind of growth we mean the growth that makes people not return to the pre-trauma state but stimulates them to develop further. PTG can bring about positive change in the following areas: valuing life and yourself, setting new priorities, a sense of greater personal strength, identification of new possibilities, and improved closeness to relationships. (Zoellner & Maercker, 2006).
The most important thing is that every person is different and has different needs. Every person will therefore also deal differently with intense experiences. What is common is that it leads to the aforementioned stress. Stress, the negative consequences of which can only be signaled by others over a long period. In other words: in times of crisis, contact and feedback are essential for growth and self-awareness.