Managing Workplace Pressure

Pressure is an element you need if you are to perform at your best. But sometimes, when you get caught within its cycle, it can become debilitating and demotivating affecting both you and your organisation.


Workplace pressure usually stems from time – or rather the lack of it.

You are all expected to produce more and more, but rarely given the extra time needed to achieve this.

But these increasingly challenging demands result in slipping deadlines and uncooperative co-workers, the effects of which impact on everyone.

Although it is unlikely you can control the workflow, given the right techniques, you can control the personal pressure you’re feeling and turn it to your advantage.

Learning goals

To help you understand how to deal effectively with workplace pressure, we focus on two key areas:

  • Understanding yourself and your emotions
  • Understanding the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours

By looking at these areas, you will learn how to control the negative thoughts and emotions that can damage your confidence and how to cope with stress through simple techniques.

Once armed with these valuable management development techniques, you will be able to turn the pressure you feel to your advantage.

This training and management development course includes access to Working Voices Digital.

“Mastering workplace pressure; turning it from a minus to a plus”

Managing Workplace Pressure


To show you how to manage, conquer and benefit from workplace pressure.

Course Overview

By the end of this training, you will know how to turn workplace pressure from a minus to a plus.

Work today is about the efficient use of time. Explicitly or implicitly it is about activity and other forms of time management. The pressure is high but the problems really start when we become engulfed. When, for instance, deadlines start to slip, co-workers are less cooperative than they might be and the business makes apparently unreasonable demands – about timescales, volumes, complexity or all three. We might not be able to control the workflow but, fortunately, with the right techniques, we can control the personal pressure and, indeed, turn it to our advantage.

Course Content


  • Assessing your stress tolerance
  • Gaining perspective. Understanding the things that concern us: the things we’re likely to get angry about, react badly to, become pessimistic or anxious about, or find stressful
  • Devising proactive strategies – controlled breathing, event scheduling, relaxation, “Stressbusters”


  • Understanding the stress situation
  • Taking charge of your thoughts
  • Managing your feelings
  • Controlling your behaviours
  • Exploring practical solutions
  • Overcoming your confidence killers – the negative “Thinking Errors” we’re prey to when we’re worried, fearful or fatigued


  • Testing for evidence
  • Finding ways to problem-solve
  • Playing to your strengths