Resilience – why training our brain is so important

..the most powerful approach is to use resilience to underpin, support and enhance other performance goals, especially in difficult and challenging times.

– Sarkar & Fletcher, 2017

What does this mean?

Resilience is critical for individuals and organisations right now.

Previously we explored the behaviours and characteristics of resilient people.

In this update, we look at insights into what constitutes resilience and how you can build it in yourself, your team, and your organisation.

Research shows enhancing individual resilience results in an improved perception of psychological safety. In short, a resilient person believes they can better manage the challenges they face.

Organisations and teams which create a culture of psychological safety are shown to perform better and achieve more.

Studies have revealed substantial benefits of resilience training:

  1. Improved mental health – participants show less anxiety and improved stress levels.
  2. Enhanced psychosocial capability – improved communication, social interaction, goal attainment and self-efficacy skills.
  3. Greater work performance – higher levels of resilience are associated with higher job satisfaction, work happiness, organisational commitment, employee engagement, and productivity.

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