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Some of the greatest costs to organizations are in lost performance, counterproductive work behavior, or when a valued person leaves - taking everything they know and can do with them.

Replacing them is costlier than most organizations realize, and more time consuming. 

"Prevention is a whole lot less costly than treatment, and maybe more effective." - Debbie Adair 

Don't wait until even a single valued member of your team burns out, or quits, to ask whether something could have been done differently, or recognized and addressed?
Take control and protect your workforce with 3 steps...

Step 1: Professional Training/Development

Professional training and development offer a high touch point that generates awareness and understanding of root causes of excessive work stress, and how to minimize or prevent it.

For Employees

Learn how you can recognise and address the root causes of excessive work stress, and the positive outcomes of doing so. Ideal for retreats, functions, and team building.


​We all know what work stress feels like, but...

  • What exactly is it?

  • Where does it come from?

  • What are the signs of acute or ongoing stress early on and at more advanced stages?

  • What are its costly implications to you and your organization?

  • What can be done about it to encourage commitment to the organization, better performance, and the desire to stay?

  • What stress might the boss be experiencing, and what can you do to help? 

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For HR Leadership, and Management/Executive Roles

Dig deeper into understanding stress in yourself and your employees, and how to deal with it within your team, department, and organization. I will cover:

  • The root causes of excessive, and ongoing stress at work

  • It's bottom line negative effects on individuals, and organizations

  • Three different types of intervention - each with a specific aim

  • Positive gains of consistent interventions


Includes tools and exercises for developing awareness about how to recognize problems, and carry out interventions.

Ideal for executive and management training.

Step 2: Stress Assessments

A natural next step to professional training/development is a benchmark of your organization today. Assessments are backed by research, and designed to uncover root causes of acute or otherwise excessive stress. The goal is never to find problems which don't exist, but to report on the true state of play, and to offer solutions.

To what degree is your organization (or part of it) suffering from:

  • High, or unwanted employee turnover?

  • High absenteeism?

  • Burnt out, or detached employees?

  • Counterproductive behavior?

  • Inexplicable poor performance? 

This test will diagnose your employees' opinions of their work conditions, structural and managerial issues, their perception of alternative options, and their desire to leave your organization, versus remain.

Available for all sizes of team, department, or organization; single-timepoint or multiple-time points for analysis of changes. Further assessments can follow-up interventions, in step 3.  

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Step 3: Designing and Implementing Interventions

​Interventions go way beyond band-aids that employees can just search the internet for themselves. They are designed at the intersection of evidence-based practice, and the individual needs of your team members, to keep your employees and your organization thriving in tandem. 

Go Team

Results of the stress test are likely to reveal positive trends about how your employees view their work, and your organization. However, they may also reveal areas you want to address (for example, how certain working conditions affect engagement, or turnover intentions).


Importantly, preventative interventions  are far more actionable than many other aspects of organizational life, such as culture, and external industry factors; so they are under your control. The principles which underpin them are backed by decades of research.  

I will track and help you understand consistent and changing patterns in your employees' well-being, commitment, motivation, productivity, absenteeism, turnover intentions, and turnover rates over time. Tracking will help ensure ongoing effectiveness of work stress interventions, and offer insight into how and/or when to re-configure, if necessary, as your organization moves forward. 

Get Started...

Contact me to discuss issues that may be hindering your organization, or to learn more about how preventing excessive or ongoing work stress in your management team and/or employees can help your organization thrive.


Additional Workshops

Designing Your New Normal
Around Covid-19 and the Future of Work



"Marcus has conducted a number of workshops on the topics of employee retention and organizational culture for our NPO partners in Elkhart County. Each time our workshop participants were challenged to adopt strategies that will improve their personal leadership and organizational culture. We are thankful to have a partner in the person of Marcus Fila to help our NPO leaders be their best." - Peter L. McCown, President of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.


"Marcus led a very engaging session, with an incredible opportunity to discuss your individual questions and walk away with great suggestions for enacting positive change." - Senior HR Advisor, Outsourced HR

“I appreciate Marcus’ ability to be able to capture the essence of an idea or concept and provide actionable ways to evaluate and address a given situation.  His perspective has proven to be invaluable to me as I strive to maximize my teams performance during stressful and challenging times.” - Sr. Vice President, Financial Services Industry 

"Brilliant takeaways my end...loved the passion!" - Regional Manager, Multi-Channel Retailer (UK)

“It’s a beautiful (albeit rare) thing when form follows function.  Marcus’ sound academic study brings practical and useful techniques to the workplace.  In the process, we all benefit.  That's a beautiful thing as well.” - Robert T. Pocock, Executive Coach and Communication Consultant

"I have been impressed with the way Marcus has taken something important and elucidated the phenomena with rigorous empirical work. His ability to give voice to the drivers of workplace stress is very helpful for those of us whose work involves high amount of stress on a day-to-day basis. Marcus brings actionable strategies to bear to reduce the burden and not merely treat the symptoms." - Dr. Peter Boumgarden, Koch Family Professor of Practice in Family Enterprise; Director of the Koch Family Center for Family Enterprise; Academic Director of the Center for Experiential Learning. Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis