What is resilience?
Resilience is the ability to ‘change ones behaviour to adapt to disadvantage or adversity’. Resilient people are able to cope with stress and crisis, and can bounce back quickly from adverse events.
In the workforce
Resilience is needed in the workplace now more than ever before. The rapidly changing marketplaces, intense competition, the need to ‘do more with less’, and the uncertainty of jobs all contribute to the pressures placed on employees.
The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013-14 for all work-related illnesses was 39%. This figure could be significantly reduced if workers were to adopt a resilient attitude. By changing behaviours, workers can take more control over their health and well-being, and live a happier, healthier life.
Surveys say that only half of employees currently have the resilience that is necessary to perform in today’s business climate. But, the good news is, resilience can be learned.
A resilient workforce is a more productive one
Resilient workers are able to cope with change. They work well under pressure and learn from their bad experiences.
Employees can develop their resilience by viewing change as a challenge or an opportunity, rather than as a stress. Building on self confidence and optimism can also help to develop a more resilient attitude to work. Staying fit and healthy is another major contributor.
The overall happiness of a person has an impact on the way in which they work.
When employees build on resilience, they become happier and healthier, and therefore more productive in the workplace.
Employers can provide their staff with access to training and development to help them to develop a resilient attitude.
At Embrace-learning, we have over 11 years experience in providing e-learning resources to the health and social care sector. We want to use our expertise to help to train staff in resilience, health and well-being, as we know that there is an increasing demand for resilient individuals in the workplace.
If you are interested in resilience, health and well-being training for your workforce, please get in touch on 0161 928 9987.
Embrace-learning is a UK leading provider of quality e-learning resources to the Health and Social Care sector. Find out more about us on our website www.embrace-learning.com
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