Introduction to Resilience

Resilience for Assessment and development
Published September 26, 2014

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.

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