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Training to survive the workplace of today

Wendy Chalmers Mill (CEO/Corporate Trainer, Coach and NLP Practitioner at Positive Performance, Stirling, UK)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 13 July 2010




This paper aims to highlight the stressors and possible ill health consequences of today's workplace due to the speed and change of technology and the information overload that now exists in the corporate world. It also aims to present ideas and business strategies for managers and leaders and encourage the implementation of staff training, accountability and consolidation to minimize the stressors thus influencing a positive work culture.


This paper is based on a “hands on” learning approach. As a corporate trainer in communication and stress over the last decade I have seen significant changes in the workplace which have had a direct effect on employee health and wellbeing. The “faster” the workplace the more essential it is to inspirational leadership with emotional intelligence and an empathy and understanding of the development needs of their staff. As a direct result of work done with a number of clients, it is recognized that with effective training and personal growth, leaders should create a climate for vision building empowering others and themselves to reach their optimum potential.


Effective communication and development training, coaching, mentoring, leading and inspiring employees to work positively have a dramatic and positive effect on work culture. This in turn improves staff moral, health and wellbeing and as a result bottom line figures.


This paper highlights the pace of change in today's workplace and the consequences of this. By introducing the appropriate corporate training and business strategies this, sometimes stressful environment, can be a positive and stimulating place to work for business excellence.



Chalmers Mill, W. (2010), "Training to survive the workplace of today", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 42 No. 5, pp. 270-273.



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