MEGA SESSION: The Negative Impact of Stress on Health and Productivity

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will take you on an interesting and humorous journey as you learn about the serious issue of stress and what you can do to minimize stress in your organization.
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Being left out, excluded and not valued, whether intentionally or unintentionally, leads to what neuroscientists have labeled "social pain" - which then leads to lower productivity, disengagement AND health-related problems. Come hear Dr. Robbins talk about the negative outcomes (for individuals and organizations) that arise from feeling like an outsider. You will learn the debilitating effect of "social pain" (what many disengaged employees feel), how multitasking leads to more errors and less efficiency as well as the harmful effects of stress on individuals and the group.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Steve L. Robbins, Ph.D.

Steve L.
Robbins, Ph.D.

A powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell, Dr. Steve L. Robbins has an unmatched ability to inspire people even in the midst of disrupting and challenging the way they think about the world. Born in Vietnam, Dr. Robbins immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He and his mother faced many challenges as Vietnamese immigrants in a new land, during a time when there was much anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment.

Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Los Angeles, Dr. Robbins now brings insightful perspectives on issues of leadership, inclusion & innovation, and the power of caring. Drawing upon a compelling life journey, his talks and workshops are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor and a keen understanding of human behavior.

Dr. Robbins uniquely knows how to simultaneously challenge and motivate people with a dynamic use of story-telling, humor and extensive knowledge of pertinent issues and concepts. The inclusiveness and power of his message are why organizations like Pepsico, Kraft Fodds, McDonald’s, Disney, Nordstrom, Boeing, Toyota, Honda, Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, NASA, the National Security Agency, US Navy, Microsoft, Chevron, and numerous others call on Dr. Robbins to inspire, educate and prepare their people for the exciting challenges of a 21st century world.

Lakeside - Arie Crown Theater
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
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