“You have covered physical, emotional and cognitive but surely spiritual is the key factor in many people’s resilience?” the question came from a black South African business woman last week. Even across our team she will get a range of answers. Spirit in Action can be the end goal, quietly ignored or actively rejected. The […]
Resilience provides us with a set of skills to thrive in a changing world. The ideal workplace resilience program provides an integrated approach to mental health, safety, well-being and effectiveness. Here are 10 ways to supercharge the impact of resilience in your workplace.
In May 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “Burn-out” as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress. They call it an occupational phenomenon – not a diagnosis. That is a small mercy. In the ICD-11, “burn-out” it is characterised by: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings […]
Work-related mental health conditions are overtaking physical safety as a critical risk in the workplace. The World Health Organisation says anxiety and depression increased globally by 50% between 1990 and 2013 (Lancet, 2016). In May 2018, the American Psychiatric Association announced another 5% increase. Leaders are scrambling to address the issue but it is so […]
We are waking up to the suffering and cost of mental illness. The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental illness at some point in our lives. Affecting 450 million people today it is the leading cause of illness. The cost to business is USD $1 trillion. Simple […]
Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) is how strategists describe the modern workplace. Everything is also moving faster. Many work processes that used to take weeks – letters, reporting, travel – are now instantaneous. Humans are not equipped for this turbulent assault of information, opinion, news, competition and distraction. Many feel overloaded, busy and stressed. […]
At The Resilience Institute, we have made a business of securing the benefits of resilience for our clients around the world. We tracked the impact of resilience interventions using our 60-factor assessment, the Resilience Diagnostic. The data clearly shows that resilience strengths (the top of the spiral) improve and resilience risks (the bottom of the […]
Meditation has gone mainstream for good reasons. The evidence confidently shows physical, emotional and cognitive benefits [i] Roughly 2,500 years of dedicated practice proves safety Meditation presents as a foundation competence for our future It can be the most enjoyable part of your day and enlightens the rest So, why isn’t everybody meditating? Even, philosopher […]
A guide to the benefits of offering workplace resilience training solutions. Includes data and results from the Global Resilience Report.