You’ve probably seen or heard the expression, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On,’ but you may not be familiar with its origin. The slogan was born in the Second World War to remind British households they were strong enough to cope with the epic shortages facing the nation. This message of resilience has been turned into a popular and even humorous catchphrase today, but the message is as relevant as ever.
The World Health Organization has named stress the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century!’ Thankfully, companies and businesses are taking stress and its sometime partners anxiety and depression far more seriously.
There are many companies who already offer resilience developing things like flexible work hours or the opportunity to work remotely. And we are all becoming more aware of the power of restorative breaks during the workday, thanks to Daniel Pink. But the crux of the matter is that some people are just more resilient than others.
Resilience can be:
The good news is resilience can be developed and the workplace is an ideal place for learning to develop resilience.
Here are some suggestions for building resilience:
We’d love to know how you practice resiliency, so please share your ideas!