The Importance of Resilience in Today’s High-Demand Workplace

Everyone’s life has circumstances that cause him/her to be ‘up’ or ‘down’. Often these circumstances are out of our control, or are not anticipated and take us by surprise, leading us to experience stress. In the modern workplace, many people are in a constantly-connected and fast-paced work environment, causing increasingly high rates of burnout and stress!

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one source of stress in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while the World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.”According to a recent Gallup study, about two-thirds of full-time employee’s experience burn-out at work.

Unreasonable deadlines, unmanageable workloads, lack of support from managers and the added stress from having to respond to emails and texts during off hours were the primary factors contributing to stress and job burnout. Effectively managing these aspects that seem to be present in many modern workplaces can provide companies a serious competitive advantage and lead to happier and more productive employee’s!

Of course it is best for employer’s to proactively manage these factors that contribute to higher stress levels in their work environment and effective leadership techniques can seriously aid in preventing these problems from escalating too far in the first place. However, as with any business operating in a macro environment, unforeseen changes and circumstances are all part of modern business, whether it be a new compliance measure or a company-wide restructuring or merger.

This is why Resilience is such an important aspect of an effective modern workplace, and employee’s and managers with higher levels of resilience will be better able to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment!

Persona GLOBAL offers the Resilience Profile and Workshop in order to combat this growing problem and give company’s a core development opportunity for all leaders and potential leaders to better manage a changing workplace.This individualized program focuses on providing the best tools and techniques to counter stress and fatigue often experienced in these times of rapid change. It combines a personalized assessment to each individuals in addition to a one-day workshop in order to provide participants with the most applicable and tailor-made feedback and instruction that they can bring back to their own work environment.

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