What are the students at CBS excited about this upcoming term? And what do they fear most about starting or finishing a university education? CBS WIRE met six students – some on their first semester and some finishing their educational programmes – for a talk about the ups and downs of being students.
It is not okay to expect the person experiencing stress to solve the situation. It is a joint responsibility between the individual, colleagues, and management, believes Pernille Steen Pedersen, a CBS-researcher in the field. She hopes that CBS can create a better working environment where all employees can thrive and voice their concerns.
"I can see if they have opened my messages. Then it burns if they don’t reply," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about the overwhelming feelings and negative thoughts that sometimes come crawling when his friends and relatives are not responding.
Monday morning, I log into mycbs.dk and check my CBS emails per usual. I see 40 unread messages, 7 assignment deadlines and over 200 book pages to read. I immediately start shaking and sweating. I now realise that I am stressing. Stress has taken over my life! I feel helpless and do not know where to begin with all these deadlines. How am I going to survive this?
Tight scheduled curricula can lead to more stressed and less innovative students, argue CBS researcher Maribel Blasco and professor in educational psychology Emmanuel Manalo from Japan. They call for more space for deep learning and incorporation of blended learning.
Stress is difficult to get rid of and according to the President of CBS it may not happen, as stress is the companion of an elite-culture.
Researchers are not good enough at talking about stress, whereas Communications seem to handle stress rather well. What ever the case, we need to change how we talk about stress, CBS staff and postdoc both agree upon.
The latest satisfaction survey at CBS reveals that employees are becoming more stressed every year. CBS tries to battle the increase with anti-stress initiatives, and they seem to work, says HRD Consultant Trine Madsen from CBS.
Stress is becoming the new normal at CBS, as 56 percent of its students feel stressed. CBS Students and the senior management take this very seriously and want to initiate concrete solutions from September this year.
Taking a break or two during the day is not a waste of time – actually it makes you far more efficient. And if you take some time to watch CBS WIRE's aquarium, research from CBS and other universities shows it can calm you down on a stressful day.
When we go to work with heart and soul, the feeling of shame often follows, explains PhD, Pernille Steen Pedersen. She uses the Norwegian tv series SKAM to explain why we can feel stressed out.