Building resilience has been a hot topic within many businesses for a while now. As organisations continue to realise the benefits of having team members who can handle stress, successfully undergo change and cope with the daily challenges of the work environment in an effective manner, resilience has become paramount.
What is resilience?
Resilience is a dynamic process in which individuals exhibit positive behavioural adaptation when they encounter significant adversity or trauma. As individuals differ, stress and adversity come in different shapes and sizes, be it family or relationship issues, health and financial concerns, or even problems in the workplace. Whatever the issue may be, a high capacity to withstand exceptional stresses and demands without developing stress-related problems is something organisations strive for.
How do you build resilience in teams?
It may not come as a surprise to know that employee well-being plays a crucial role in an organisation’s ability to successfully build resilient teams. It requires managers and leaders to be proactive, looking out for early warning signs in their employees. These signs can be a range of cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioural. Once the stress triggers for the team are identified, leaders need to invest in a strategy that addresses these triggers in a manner that increases the capacity of team members to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being.
DFP can assist you with learning some critical strategies for building resilience in your teams. Contact us for more information on how to build resilience into your organisation.