Team Management

How Employees Can Build Resilience at Work

August 7, 2023
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How Employees Can Build Resilience at Work


Resilience is a powerful tool, especially in business. Resilient teams can handle whatever obstacle that’s thrown into their path. In a post-pandemic world, anything can happen, and resilient teams will be prepared to tackle any challenge.


While resilience isn’t something you’re born with, it’s possible to build it over time. Resilience stems from having a sense of purpose at work. The first step is helping your employees find a sense of purpose.


You could start by letting them know how their daily assignments contributes to the company’s larger goals and overall success. Proactively communicate with your team – speak with them individually to showcase your appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication.


If an employee feels that their work is meaningless, their engagement will severely decline, so be sure to prioritize communication.


The Power of Progress


Employees who feel like they’re stuck in Groundhog Day will have lower levels of engagement. When there isn’t a clear path for advancing up the career ladder in front of them, it’s tough for them to stay motivated every day.


With this in mind, employees who feel stuck in one place for too long, may lose their ability to adapt to new environments or roles in their field. Invest in ongoing learning and development by offering your team lateral promotions so they can see their professional progression.


How to Practice Resilience


Resilience doesn’t appear with the snap of your fingers – it’s something that must be cultivated during small moments that occur on a frequent basis. For example, encouraging your employees to turn to each other, or you, for support when they need it.


Small moments like these are what helps to build a strong foundation of resilience for the long haul. When a crisis knocks at your company’s door, resilience will be in your corner.


The Beauty of Belonging


Every employee wants to feel a sense of belonging at work. In fact, belonging fosters stronger, healthier social connections within the office.


Employees who are a part of a team are nearly 2.6 times more likely to be engaged and 2.7 times more likely to be extremely resilient than those who aren’t.


Building Resilience


An employee recognition program has the ability to create a sense of community within your organization. It can also help your team feel a greater sense of purpose and belonging. Aside from this, recognition creates a healthy workplace culture and decrease turnover rates.


Here are other important things to keep in mind when it comes to resilience:


·     Focus on building resilience within your company by giving your team a sense of purpose when they walk in the door everyday.


·     Employees build resilience through a sense of belonging.


·     Resilience will serve your organization well when challenges arise.


Resilience is Key


Resilience is strongly associated with organizational commitment, greater job satisfaction, and higher employee engagement. In fact, resilience can improve self-esteem and improve employee interpersonal relationships.


Lower levels of resilience in the workplace can trigger an unhealthy culture and unmotivated employees, which ultimately effects the work they produce.


Resilience can prevent negative thoughts from clouding judgement. In other words, employees can combat issues at work more effectively, resulting in a better outcome.


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