Introduction to Resilience

Circumstances often require you to push your people quite hard, as you might be trying to cut costs, operate more efficiently or maybe even restructure your entire operations.

These are no small undertakings, particularly if you’re aiming to continue trading as normal while all this is going on. Yet it can take its toll on members of staff – and the last thing you need is an exhausted workforce.

So what can you do? We at a&dc offer online diagnostics and a one-day workshop focused on building resilience.

Each worker will be asked to fill in a questionnaire so they can measure themselves against criteria such as adaptability, optimism, ingenuity and self-belief.

Once the results are in, you’ll have a better idea of what resources and qualities every employee can bring to the table at times when you most need to tap into their strengths.

We’ll then help you put together an action plan so your team can have a clear purpose and vision and know what they have to do to achieve it.

After this we will offer some optional one-to-one coaching sessions, which could help your workforce develop effective ways of staying healthy and coping with pressure at stressful times.

Resilience is, in many ways, a state of mind, so helping employees identify the useful traits they already possess and practical ways in which they can deal with tough circumstances can be hugely advantageous to your firm.

And coming up with practical action plans that improve cross-functional working, the ability to prioritise activities and boost the stamina and vision of your team can be just as beneficial.

You’ll be left with a more productive workforce and reap rewards such as a drop in the number of sick days each year, as well as an increase in staff loyalty.

Have a look at the pages on building resilience in the library section of the a&dc website to learn more, as well as hear some first-hand testimonies from organisations that have benefited from our online diagnostics and workshops themselves.

Introduction to Hi-Potential/Succession Planning & Developing Talent Strategy

Your business should hopefully have plenty of top talent in key positions, who use their skills and natural qualities to help it thrive and grow.

But it’s good to be confident that you’ll always have the best people in the right jobs in the future, or else your efforts in the present might come undone.

So what can you do to ensure your firm can succeed in the long-term? Identifying top talent early can be the solution, as it allows you to take a far-reaching view of their career development and groom them into the next generation of leaders.

Here at a&dc, we have extensive expertise of helping business leaders find their future replacements in a completely objective and impartial way.

For instance, our various tests can help to determine whether or not high-potential workers have the right behavioural qualities and attributes to succeed at the top.

After all, a good leader might struggle if they don’t possess certain traits, such as high levels of motivation.

Identifying, developing and keeping hold of your top talent can be fundamental to your firm’s success, but you’re leaving a lot to chance if you rely on subjective judgements.

We at a&dc can make the process far more open and objective – and you can be confident everyone in your workforce is being measured against the same criteria, rather than vague and abstract concepts.

Of course, identifying top talent is just one part of the equation – you have to know what to do with these people. It therefore pays to consider succession planning and have a clear idea of where you want these people to end up.

Research has demonstrated that integrated people strategies lead to better stock market returns, lower staff turnover figures and higher earnings.

So by calling on our experts at a&dc, you’ll be well-placed to prevent gaps emerging in key areas of your business and ensure you have enough people poised to fill every senior position if and when it becomes necessary.

You can’t predict the future precisely, but it’s definitely a good idea to prepare for what might happen.