Technological disruptions, pandemic, working environment changes and economic downturns. If one thing’s for certain, it’s that change is ever-constant within organisations and the professional and personal lives of its leaders and employees. So what can we do when this change leads to stress, burnout and loss of productivity within ourselves and the larger workforce?
Successful leadership is fuelled by resilience, the ability to cope with the ups and downs and overcome challenges. In the workplace, this could be anything from a tough workload, tight deadlines or frustrating colleagues and clients. With greater resilience, we are better able to manage stress, adapt to new and different situations, be more optimistic and ask for help when we need it.
Deliberately building resilience attributes into ourselves and our workplace culture us to be better positioned to overcome disruptions, change and uncertainty. It’s been shown that organisations that make early investments in resilience as part of their culture strategy outperform their competition during times of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Resilient leaders and employees are healthier and happier, which has a direct relationship with an organisation’s employee engagement, work performance and retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability.