Resilience – It’s about more than being tough

As we continue to adjust to a turbulent 2020, our individual and organisational resilience is king.

What you need to know

What does this mean?

In this three-part series we’re sharing research-driven insights into what constitutes resilience, and how you can build it in yourself, your team, and your organisation.

So, what is resilience? It is often interpreted as being tough -and sometimes thought of as something you have or don’t have.

It is more accurate is to think of resilience as a set of behaviours resilient people, and organisations, use to help them respond to challenging circumstances.

While some aspects of resilience are personality driven (or innate), many behaviours can be learnt and developed.

Environmental and social factors are important, having been shown to deeply influence an ability to adapt.

What is important for resilience?

Referencing the six factors associated with resilience, particular behaviours have the greatest influence:

  • Learning from, and adapting to challenges, and using this to inform future actions
  • Effective planning and anticipation
  • Good health awareness and management
  • A supportive environment, that promotes learning in a psychologically safe manner

Where to go for help and information

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