Dealing with High Pressure Work in an IT Environment

Today's IS/IT world is both a complex and difficult working environment. This course helps you by providing a set of useful techniques that enable you to take control of workplace stresses, so that you can deal effectively with the pressures of your job. This course will help you to recognise what stress is, and when it changes from being stimulating and exciting to being negative and destructive. The course then goes on to examine the physiological and behavioural effects stress has on you personally. The course helps people to understand that stress is not what happens to you but how you cope with what happens to you. This understanding gives you the power to begin to take control of situations.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • differentiate between 'good' stress and 'bad' stress
  • identify the signs of stress in yourself and in others
  • choose strategies that will enable you to deal with the stresses of your job.

Who Should Attend

All those who provide service within the IS/IT environment. This course is particularly appropriate for Service Desk/Help Desk personnel.




1 day

Fee (per attendee)

£375 (ex VAT)

Course Code



What is stress?

Differentiating between negative, destructive stress and positive, enhancing stress

What happens to the body under stressful conditions

How to recognise the physiological, behavioural and mental signs of stress in yourself and others

Strategies for coping effectively with job pressures

Drawing up an action plan to cope with job pressures

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