There has been a lot of talk recently about the importance of resilience in the workplace. However, according to a new survey, only 15% of workers globally are highly resilient and 80% are “just coming to work” and are higher vulnerable. The survey authors characterized resilience has having a strong sense of organization, as well as the ability to compartmentalize at work and do work that makes one feel strong.
There are some steps you can take to build resiliency in your workers:
- Encourage a focus on outcomes more than hours. Avoid micromanaging and give people the tools and resources to succeed in their tasks.
- Embed the language of strength into communications and programming. Create an environment that culturally supports employees.
- Conduct weekly check-ins with team members to ritualize a “grown up” mindset to build trust, accelerate productivity, and maintain connection.