Global Resilience Report 2018

Benchmark and measure resilience

Welcome to the Resilience Report

It is our pleasure to share our third Global Resilience Report with you. For two decades we have helped people assess, understand and build resilience. We believe this is a primary contributor to a good life.

Thus, we take what we do seriously. We are committed to being evidence-based, integral and practical. Part of this is to measure resilience and track the improvements our clients make.

This report details the results of over 21,239 assessments from across the world in five languages. We can now demonstrate the critical themes in resilience and how they relate to safety, resilience and productivity. Most importantly, we can show how resilience improves with your investment.

Our message to you in 2018 is to be integral. Humans are an integral mix of physical, emotional and cognitive attributes. Our recommendation is to aim for integral solutions that
address human growth and risk using a common language and model.

We extend our thanks to the people and organisations who have contributed to this noble journey. Together we are making a difference. This report proves the value.

Our research reveals ten key insights, each of which have potential to build resilience in you and your organisation. We invite you to explore these insights and apply them within your life and your work.

Dr. Sven Hansen

Founder, The Resilience Institute

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Resilience Report 2018

Research Method – measuring resilience

Resilience was measured using The Resilience Institute’s Resilience Model (see picture), an evidence-based framework of an individual’s key risk and performance factors. This measurement is enabled by the Resilience Diagnostic tool which provides a diagnostic report with detailed insight into a person’s ability to bounce, grow, connect and flow. This data was then aggregated to provide 10 key insights.

The Resilience Diagnostic

The Resilience Diagnostic is a secure, online, 12-minute questionnaire that is psychometrically robust. It reports on 60 discrete factors in 11 categories. These categories define a person’s assets and liabilities, which indicate how resilient they are.

It is available in five languages, across all continents. For more information on the framework, visit

The Resilience Ratio

The diagnostic tool attributes a numerical value (between 1-5) to a person’s assets and liabilities, which informs their overall level of resilience – what we call a ‘resilience ratio’.

An individual’s resilience ratio is determined by the sum of all asset scores divided by the sum of all liability scores.

Highly resilient people have high asset scores and low liability scores.

10 Insights

1. Build on regional diversity

2. Focus on key factors

3. Break through the glass ceiling

4. Fast-track growth in Millennials

5. Model personal best practice

6. Invest and grow capability

7. Rethink “mental health”

8. Adapt to industry best practice

9. Integral solutions amplify ROI

10. Align and execute for strategic agility