Is stress really inevitable at work? You would probably say yes for sure! At some point, professionals can feel pressure from work-related stress. In fact, any job possesses stressful elements.

According to the American Psychological Associations 2012 survey, 65 percent of American’s cited that their work is the top source of stress.  It seems like tensions at work are unavoidable.

On the positive note, stress may energize you and make you think faster, but for some professionals stress make their work performance ineffective. Uncontrolled stress can affect relationship with the family, colleagues and it can take a toll on your health and well-being.

The short-term side effects of a stressful work environment can contribute to problems such as headache, sleep disturbance, short temper, and difficulty concentrating. On the other hand, chronic stress results anxiety, increase in blood pressure, weakened immune system and insomnia.

Supply chain and procurement professionals face stress in their everyday life. These professionals are involved in the daily negotiations, planning and the management of supply, as well as the spending of their companies. They are the once who receive the blame for poor or costly spending. Aside from that, they get lesser day-offs than any other professionals.


How can a procurement professional combat stress?

There’s no need for us to establish the source of stress since we all know that it is work related. The American Psychological Association said that one of the best ways to combat stress is to prepare you for battle.

It’s always advisable that you prepare for work! You can undergo trainings that will make you more confident and knowledgeable at work. Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC is conducting various Supply Chain Management Certification Courses that can help you in your problems!

This Supply Chain Management Certification course is a perfect choice for individuals who value time for family, promotion and financial stability! If you want to check out their schedule you can always visit their site!

If you’re on a tight budget, you can download a lot of self-help books or a cheat sheet that can help you perform better at work.


About Dr. Randall Mauldin, USMC(ret), CPSM, PMP

Dr. Mauldin has been creating supply chains, managing procurement, and facilitating logistics to create extraordinary value through cost savings and continuous improvement for over 20 years.

From his 20 years experience in the United States Marine Corps managing all aspects of the supply chain, from procurement to logistics to customer service, Dr. Mauldin understands the value of supply chain management as a strategic part of business operations and how well you spend your money will determine your success or failure.

Jack Quinn Solutions, LLC focuses on helping procurement professionals achieve the highest standard in the purchasing career field. Supply chain management is a strategic part of business operations and our training courses develop Supply Leaders who understand all aspects of supply chain management and possess the leadership skills required to implement strategic solutions with military precision and a “failure is not an option” attitude.

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