Stress is cited as the “Number One Killer” and the basic cause for more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases. At lower levels, it can severely impact brain function – making smart people do dumb things. This can have negative effects on your corporate training or L&D facilitation, drastically reducing potential learning retention.
Dr. Tobias Kiefer recounts his experience with the impact of stress on a team’s cognitive function – something researchers refer to as “cortical inhibition.” He also offers mindfulness techniques as a means to counteract the effects of stress.
How does stress affect your team’s performance? What techniques do you use to keep you in the zone and not overwhelmed? If you have had the good fortune to alleviate stress from a training, what were some of the positive results following its removal?