When faced with a tragedy, natural disaster, health concern, relationship, work, or school problem, resilience is how well a person can adapt to the events in their life. A person with good resilience has the ability to bounce back more quickly and with less stress than someone whose resilience is less developed.
How can you increase levels of resilience?
Make some lifestyle changes
These could include using relaxation techniques, developing hobbies and interests, finding balance in your life and making time for friends
Looking after your physical health
This can be done by ensuring you get enough sleep, being active and taking regular exercise and eating healthily.
Give yourself a break
This doesn’t need to involve an all-inclusive holiday, it could be a day away and enjoying a change of scenery, also forgive yourself for any mistakes and reward yourself for your achievements, we all need a ‘well done’ every so often.
Build your support network
Your support network is so important, a group of people you can confide in and ask for help. This could include friends and family, colleagues at work, specialist websites and organisations
Can resilience be measured?
Wraw (Workplace resilience and wellbeing) psychometric tool can be used to measure resilience of individuals and teams.
Wraw is based on 5 pillars of resilience. It is a highly effective framework that supports individuals, teams and leaders to strengthen and develop their personal resilience covering thinking styles as well as physical and emotional elements
It starts with a 15 minute questionnaire followed by coaching sessions to discuss the outcome of the questionnaire and plan key actions and takeaways to increase levels of resilience.
Key benefits of Wraw are:
- Gain a robust measure of employee wellbeing and resilience
- Be proactive and help minimise the risk of employee wellbeing declining
- Help employees identify personal strategies to habitually enable resilience and wellbeing
- Understand individual results and how they compare to the UK general population
- Identify key pressure points or drainers in the workplace
- Target investments in wellbeing initiatives more effectively to gain maximum return
- Nurture and promote a culture of wellbeing and healthy high performance
The importance of resilient teams in the workplace
If your teams are resilient they are happier, more adverse to change and more productive. They are able to reframe challenges and improvise, they can clearly communicate their goals and trust each other as they share common goals and believe they can effectively complete tasks together.
Are these the teams you want in your workplace?
If you would like to learn more about increasing your teams resilience levels please do not hesitate to get in touch.