“Stiff Upper lip” or lip quiver – what’s that got to do with workplace health?
In England (maybe elsewhere too) there is a saying 'stiff upper lip' - in that you see or feel something discomforting, unsettling or upsetting, and the best way to react is to stiffen your upper lip and stoically move on, rather than let your lip quiver as you become tearful and fragile. It is rife in British society and in our workplaces. Working life in recent decades has risen in intensity. For instance if you googled to look at ‘stress at work’ you would find any numbe