Creating certainty in uncertain times

I recently sat down with Steve Pace – SJS Solutions CEO – and asked him a really difficult question. I asked him how he feels organisations can create certainty in uncertain times. Our industry, like many others, is facing unprecedented stresses and challenges as a result of the devastating impact of COVID-19. We know that our clients are facing challenges never faced before. This is all leading to huge amounts of uncertainty. The impact that uncertainty has on employees simply cannot be underestimated. Uncertainty causes an increase in social pain. When you increase pain, you increase the production of stress hormones, which increases stress, decreases productivity, increases disengagement, increases sickness… the list goes on and on and the cycle is unstoppable. Before we could address my question, we needed to establish what we mean by term “Certainty.” At SJS, everything …

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Work Hard, but Stay Alive!

Stress is everywhere, and whether its Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), financial worries, pressure from your boss, or yourself there are few moments in life when you can truly say you are free from stress. And nowadays you have a barrage of advise from people like me who want to tell you need to change in order to protect yourselves from the dangers of stress, which, lets be honest simply “Stresses you out, even more?” I’m here to tell you that I’ve been there and I thought I had my stress well under control and anyone who didn’t was weak. Now in my 50’s I know those views were wrong and although my healthy lifestyle helped me to deal with the stress I was under, the reality is stress almost destroyed my marriage and I made the very people I …

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3 more Police Authorities swap standard control room wallboards for Optymyse.

Some say bad things come in threes, not in this case, SJS are delighted to have started new journeys with 3 more of the UK’s Police Authorities taking our total to 12. Thanks in part to a strong relationship with Unify which goes back over a decade, SJS have had the pleasure of helping UK Police forces to better understand the science behind employee engagement, stress and performance. This in turn has meant higher levels of call handing performance while keeping the wellbeing of offices at the forefront of what we do. In addition to the unrivalled levels of flexibility and functionality provided as part of the Optymyse visual mental health and wellness solution, I believe it’s the educational and support element that delights our police customers more than anything else we do. Demonstrating the scientific evidence which supports a …

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Eradicate illness and build happier lives

If you want happier, zero conflict relationships with your boss, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend and colleagues you need to first become more self-aware. Science is now able to demonstrate that regular meditation, especially meditation which helps us become aware of negative learned behaviour, and gives us an approach to become better at noticing negative habits; how we react to situations, what we say, and how our bodies behave, has a powerful, positive impact on our mental and physical health. But, it doesn’t stop there, how you treat others will also change, creating a positive knock-on effect enjoyed by family, friends and work colleagues.  Although meditation has become more acceptable of late, many people still frown at these so called new-age* techniques. If you have doubts, I suggest you simply choose a negative emotion you’d like less of in your life, …

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