At present resilience has become an important area in the context of work culture. No one can be a perfect employee or a perfect leader or a perfect boss all the time. Receiving negative and critical feedback and facing a failure is a part of work-life. In this situation, as the virtual work culture is continuously emerging, other issues and challenges are coming in that are affecting employee engagement.
Astro Strategist™ cum Business Astrologer™ Hirav Shah says, “Resilience training and coaching play an important role here in driving positive changes and better engagement within the workplace. It takes care of the level of responsibility for the employees as well. In this blog, I will give you a brief idea about the importance of resilience training and coaching at the current times.”
What is Resilience Training?
“Some characteristics help in increasing mental endurance. Some of those characteristics are being optimistic, lending a helping hand when it’s needed, following certain values and morals, being humorous, and embracing fear is. Resilience training does not only help in building these characteristics but also help in stress management.”
Importance of Resilience Training
Hirav Shah explains, “We are living in the 21st century, and let’s be honest; everyone is facing problems either in their professional life or personal life and either way that affects their work efficiency and quality. The organizations should understand that the importance of resilience training is beyond stress control.
Here are some reasons why organizations should consider resilience programs.
1. Well Being of the Employees is Important
The psychological well being of the employees is as important as physical health. The quality of the performance of an employee deflates when he or she is not well and working under stress. Stress management is not that hard if the organization blends resilience training with its organizational norms. Happy and healthy employees bring high engagement along with high-quality work and increased customer satisfaction and profitability.
2. Increases the Learning and Innovation Capability
Innovation management is important for every company to survive in the business market. To drive innovation the employees need to upgrade their skills and capabilities constantly. Performance management is also linked to this and learning enhances the performance. Bringing in a resilience program for the organization can leave a positive impact on the morale of the company and employees as well so that they will be able to focus on long term performance enhancement rather than short term goals.
3. Effective Teamwork
Dynamic teams enhance the overall performance of an organization. Introducing the resilience programs for the employees will strengthen interpersonal relationships among the employees. With better stress management and stress control, the resilience program will motivate the employees to communicate better and understand the perspective of the other teammates. The resilience coaching and training identifies the lack of positivity and with the help of the organizational leaders, it promotes positive thinking and changes their perspective about interpretation.
4. Increases the Level of Adaptability
It is very important for an organization that they focus on developing resilience among every single employee starting from the managers and leaders and other front-end employees to every other employee as well. The resilience training will help them to cope with a situation and adapt accordingly. Every organization must have adaptability skills as without that they won’t be able to survive in the long term. Take the Covid-19 pandemic for an example. The organizations that do not possess adaptability, it became very hard for them to survive. On the other side, the organizations that adopted the latest technology and acted according to the situation are still being able to thrive in the market.
5. Brings Growth in the Career
Everyone expects stability and growth in their career. The employees who are working hard but without proper stress control are not being able to achieve their desired growth, resilience coaching and training will help them to resolve the complex work situations and manage conflict resolutions as well.
Hirav Shah concludes by saying, “It’s a demanding world out there.
Adversity in family, health, work–or any area of your life–could be right around the corner.
Resilience is known as the mental processes and behaviors that people use to protect themselves from the harmful effects of adversities.
It’s the ability to adapt and flex to the problems that life continuously presents.
Real-life comprises adversity and stress, but how we respond is our responsibility. We can succumb to the stress and wallow in it, or we can rise to the occasion to explore ways to bounce back.
We can see resilience like planning for an oncoming storm that helps to diffuse the power of the storm itself. Some people are naturally resilient. Others may need to build resilience skills to better weather the storm.“