Stress & a Mobile Workforce – Protecting Emotional Wellbeing & Building Resilience
Life as a mobile worker can bring unforeseen stress and strain. When on a business trip or deployed in a foreign country, people may be exposed to unexpected situations, minor or severe. Distance from loved ones, new environments or a serious accident can all trigger stress and anxiety. At a time when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) considers work-related stress as a "21st-century disease", emotional support is often considered to be the missing link in a comprehensive Travel Risk Mitigation program.
Perth Chapter Meeting on the 8th November was titled “Stress & a Mobile Workforce – Protecting Emotional Wellbeing & Building Resilience" and co-hosted by International SOS and KPMG.
An interactive presentation from International SOS Medical Director Dr Michael Wilson was well received. Dr Michael walked through the results of a recent study on Business Travel and Emotional Support and discussed what impacts travellers and expats abroad. Tips on managing employees’ emotional wellbeing on assignment as well as strategies to take a proactive approach to prevention for travellers and managers.
There are a wealth of useful checklists and tools that are listed below on the International SOS Foundation page to download.
File(s) available for download until 26 November 2018
File: Business Traveller Psychology White Paper - Embargo till 8 Nov_Assets.zip, 15.66 MBytes
File: International_SOS_2017_Business_Travel_and_Emotional_Support_Study_Australasia.pdf, 3.79 MBytes
Accompanying the white paper are materials to support organisations, managers and international business travellers including:
• Planning and Coping Tool
• Action Planning Tool
• Guidance for Organisations
• Guidance for Managers
• Guidance for IBTs
• Checklist for Organisations
• Checklist for Managers
• Checklist for IBTs