Corporate Journaling

Journaling at Work?
Journaling can be a valuable practice in a corporate environment, offering numerous benefits to individuals and organisations alike.

First and foremost, journaling provides a structured outlet for employees to reflect on their thoughts, ideas, and experiences. This self-reflection fosters a deeper understanding of one's work-related challenges and successes, enabling employees to identify areas for improvement and growth. In turn, this can lead to increased self-awareness, which is a crucial aspect of personal and professional development. Furthermore, journaling can enhance communication within a corporate setting.

By encouraging employees to articulate their thoughts and feelings in writing, organisations can promote transparency and open dialogue. Team members can use their journals to document ideas, concerns, and feedback, which can then be shared and discussed during team meetings or one-on-one conversations. This not only helps in problem-solving but also creates a culture of active listening and empathy, ultimately strengthening workplace relationships.

Overall, journaling is a tool that not only supports individual development but also contributes to a more productive and harmonious corporate environment.

Corporate Journaling

Corporate organisations are recognising that helping their staff to deal with the every day tasks and challenges that their role may bring, is vital.

Delivering CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is now common in the workplace and this is where journaling fits in.

Imagine being able to express (to yourself) your thoughts and feelings about a certain situation. Writing about it first, WILL help you understand that situation more clearly and allow you to tackle that task, at work, in a more measured and thought out manner.

Journaling allows you to discuss, with yourself, certain scenarios or situations which you may be experiencing in the workplace. By writing those thoughts and feelings down, it will allow you to process it in a different way, which avoids conflict and brings a balanced viewpoint to any challenging situation. 

How will Journaling help your team?

A journal is a place for someone to write down their innermost thoughts and feelings. This will often be the first time that this matter has been given any air-time, apart from inside someone's head. Enabling colleagues to get negative thoughts and feelings out of their heads and down on to a piece of paper, where they can start to make more sense of them, will be an enormous sense of relief.

Journaling is an outlet. Rather than downloading on a colleague, spouse or family member, Journaling allows you to get those thoughts out of your head, sometimes, for the very first time! 

People will often not want to burden (as they see it) anyone else with their issues. Journaling is a great alternative, as you’re not burdening anyone, yet you’re still able to get those thoughts out of your head.

If a colleague starts to talk negatively about their job or workplace, that kind of ‘negative chat’ can spread very easily. Giving staff members the tools to be able to cope with stressful or overwhelming situations, be they personal or work-based, will allow that member of staff to cope better.

That in turn will lower staff absences and begin to ease the burden of dealing with staff, which some colleagues may feel, falls outside of their work remit. 

The Positives
Journaling can have a tremendously positive effect on someone's outlook too. Not only will it help to ease the thoughts and worries of a member of staff, it can also be an incredibly useful tool for gratitude, goal setting and plotting the areas of someone's life that are going incredibly well.

Reflecting on what has gone well is hugely important. If someone realises that they're not doing so well, they can look back through their Journal to a time when life was good, and see what was happening at that time and learn what they may have been doing differently.

Gratitude is a HUGE part of Journaling. It is difficult to have a negative mindset, when you're writing about the things that you're grateful for in your own life; it breeds positivity.

Encouraging staff to Set Goals, both Professionally or Personally, is something that could be actively encouraged through this process too. 

Onsite Training

Here at The Journaling Guy, we can also offer you in-house training too. If our video training courses aren't what you're looking for, we're more than happy to come in and teach your staff, face-to-face.

Our head-trainer, Matt Young, is an experienced communicator, with over 20 years of broadcast experience. He's passionate about Journaling and the effect it has had on his own life, and will enable your staff to see the benefits too.

 We're happy to carry out the training at your premises, but often we find that a neutral location will help staff to feel more relaxed and less distracted and therefore, they'll get a lot more out of the session.

We'll provide all the materials necessary, like notebooks, pens, pencils and of course, the passion to ensure that all staff are engaged and really get to understand the importance of Journaling and what it can do for them.