Friday, May 17, 2019

Stress at Work? It May Not All Be Bad.

Source: Harvard Business Review
I appreciate that wellness is the goal. In this day and age of increasing  physician burnout, to experience (or cause) stress is a taboo.

However, a stress fee existence is not always feasible and may not result in the best outcomes.  If optimal performance is the goal, then a reasonable (optimal) amount of stress is required, as reflected in the Yerkes-Dodson Law, summarized here in the Harvard Business Review.

Anxiety affects performance both positively and negatively,  the goal is to find the middle way- for optimal impact.