Resilience: what is it, and why do we all need it?

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From a Business Perspective, What Does Resilience Mean?

We all know that one colleague who seems to have a permanent smile on their face, does not get easily overwhelmed, and has a nice word to say about everyone. From a business perspective, a person like this is displaying characteristics that are generally associated with resilience.

Resilience refers to the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of change. For a business, this can include changes in the marketplace, technology, or even the workforce. For an employee, resilience means enduring tough personal challenges, or setbacks, and having the ability to handle them and keep moving forward. To cultivate this skill, one needs to be intimately familiar with their own set of values and goals so that they can regulate their own emotions when they are faced with change. When dealing with change, our sense of certainty is challenged but if we remain aligned with our values, and goals, then we can learn not just to survive in new circumstances, but to thrive.

There are several external factors that can contribute to business resilience, including having a strong leadership team, an agile organizational structure, and most importantly, an innovative, collaborative and customer focused company culture. This allows a business to adapt to developments in technology, develop new ideas and solutions, and maintain its competitive edge. Building resilience into a business is not something that can be done overnight. It requires careful planning and execution. Resilient businesses, just like resilient people, are better positioned to survive and thrive in today’s ever-changing world.

Why You Need to Build Resilience

When it comes to weathering life’s difficulties, resilience is a crucial component. Whether someone is dealing with a hard situation at work, going through a tough personal challenge, or simply experiencing the ups and downs of day-to-day life, having resilience enables you to bounce back from setbacks and keep going.

Resilience is not a trait that you are born with – it is something that you can develop. And the good news is, there are plenty of things you can do to build resilience and make yourself more resistant to life’s challenges.

How You Can Start

There are many factors that contribute to resilience, including positive thinking, a supportive network of family, friends, and coaches, as well as a sense of control over one’s life. But one of the most important things you can do to build resilience is to prioritise self-care.

Self-care means different things for different people, but at its core, it is about taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. This might involve exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, spending time with loved ones, meditating, or doing anything else that feeds your sense of self. When you make self-care a priority, you are not only taking care of your physical and mental health; you are also building the strength and fortitude you need to handle whatever life throws your way.

Where Coaching Fits In

Coaches will work with individuals or teams to help them develop a growth mindset. This framework provides them with the skills they need to increase resilience.

A growth mindset equips people with the tools to view setbacks as opportunities for learning and development. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, emotional, and anxious, people are taught to feel calm, thoughtful, and even excited at the prospect of facing and overcoming new challenges. The idea is not just to survive – it is always to flourish.

Encourage Wellbeing in the Workplace

Through Sterkla organisations are given the tools to empower their workforce to be more resilient. Companies are able to create their own Coaching Journeys, and coaches are selected based on required outcomes and goals, guiding employees through their journey of self-development and growth. While an individual’s journey may look different for everyone, the guiding principles are scientific, empowering and rooted in self-discovery.

Taking advantage of Sterkla, our unique Coaching Journeys and skilled coaches, will equip your teams to identify their own purpose and achieve their goals.

Having a clear self-identity, and understanding of where one fits in within an organisation, will lead to a better sense of satisfaction and peace for your workforce.


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