Resilience is a quality shared by the best leaders and managers. According to a new survey, resilient managers and employees are not only more effective; they’re healthier and happier:
- Resilient managers report 52% less burnout and are 78% less likely to leave the organization.
- Resilient leaders report 57% greater purpose.
- Resilient workers score nearly 20% higher than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility; and they earn more income. They also are more likely to report being engaged in physical activity, sleeping better, and being more productive.
In the early days of the COVID pandemic, workers expressed doubts about their employers’ resilience. In one study, just 32% of employees said they trusted their company’s ability to manage the pandemic, and only 24% said their organization has a culture for innovation.