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How to Enhance Resiliency to Build a Stronger Team

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • August 18, 2022

resilience skills

Resilience skills are becoming an essential competency employers search for when hiring in the workforce. Regardless of the type of employment or the position, work-related stress can take a toll on a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Knowing how to build resilience at work can improve performance, adaption, and adversity. 

What Is Resilience in the Workplace?

In a broad sense, resilience is the ability to endure and manage stress, adapt to challenges, and maintain a physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Resilience is a helpful skill to have, and it promotes innovation and engagement, as the work environment is constantly evolving. In the workplace, employees can show resilience by problem-solving, overcoming adversity, and recovering from mistakes. Having professional and personal networks in the workplace as support can improve resilience in employees and motivate them to face challenges with confidence. 

How to Build Resilience Skills in Employees

To cultivate a positive work environment, all employees must have the opportunity to improve their resilience skills. Below are some ways managers can help team members improve resilience in the workplace. 

Try to Understand Your Employees

Employers can help their team members build resilience by better understanding their employees’ needs and difficulties in the workplace. Work-related stressors, well as personal stressors, can hinder a person’s ability to perform their best in a work environment. By learning about the challenges and obstacles employees face, managers can help them overcome these challenges and, as a result, become resilient employees. Employers can use assessments, surveys, and discussions to foster a more productive work environment for everyone.  

Attend Leadership Training Workshops

Resilience begins at the top. Strong leaders should be able to demonstrate resilience to their employees and set a positive example for their team. The best way to do this is by having managers attend leadership training workshops to help improve their leadership skills and recognize team management opportunities. 

Improve the Work Environment

One of the best ways management can increase their employees’ resilience is to provide them with ample opportunities for stress relief and recovery. By providing flexible work schedules, work expectation guidelines, and support access, managers can improve the wellness of their employees and help them better manage stress and challenges. This type of improvement can be extended to both the employees working remotely and in-office.  

Enroll in Resilience Skills Training

Resilience skills training as a team building workshop can help employees and management boost job performance. This form of training teaches staff how to better manage emotions, prevent employee burnout, communicate effectively, and cope with work-related stress. Resilience training also addresses ways to improve sleep habits and physical health and how to handle interpersonal challenges, especially when dealing with a difficult situation or person. 

Hire TSSG for Leadership and Team Building Training Workshops

The Soft Skills Group offers interactive leadership team-building workshops and training sessions for private and public corporations, educational institutions, and governments. All of our workshops provide an opportunity for verbal, writing, management skills, and professional and team development. Contact us today to learn more! 

Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Diana is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc., and a senior training & development professional with over 20 years of experience in delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia. Read More