Renowned speaker and author of ‘In Praise of Slow’, Carl Honore will be showing businesses across Yorkshire, how ‘slowing down’ can actually boost productivity and help reduce stress within their workforce. Confirmed as the Keynote speaker at The De-Stress Show on 24 May, 2012 in Leeds, Carl helps audiences across the globe see the world in a new light.
Hailed as “An in-demand spokesman on slowness.” (The Wall Street Journal) and “The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” (ABC TV News) Carl will be demonstrating how organisations use the principles of ‘Slow’ to help employees live and work better and how it has boosted the fortunes of businesses across the world.
Carl says: "In a world obsessed with speed, the best way to get ahead is not always to go faster. Sometimes it pays to slow down."
Jo Howarth, Director of The De-Stress Show comments: “We are delighted to confirm Carl as our Keynote speaker for 2012. Evidence now cites stress as the number one cause of long-term sickness absence in the workplace. Understanding ways in which organisations can make small adjustments to engage staff and achieve a more conducive work environment is vital for reducing absenteeism, improving productivity and ultimately having a positive effect on the bottom line.
“The De-Stress Show will help businesses in Yorkshire better understand stress in the workplace and give them access to the relevant local services that can help them work towards combatting stress within their organisation. For every £1 a business invests in staff wellbeing, they will see a return of between £3 and £6 in improved efficiency and productivity and so taking that step to find out what will work for their business is absolutely worthwhile.”
The De-Stress Show is supported by The Stress Management Society and ACAS. The show will help organisations:
• Recognise the effects of stress on their workforce
• Realise the cost of stress to their business
• Understand their legal obligations as an employer
• Improve productivity and reduce absenteeism
• Find the right stress management services for their business
For more information and to register, visit www.destress.org.uk