WHAT DO WE MEAN BY RESILIENCE?
WHAT’S OUR APPROACH?
WHAT IS RESILIENCE?
Let’s be honest; it’s tough out there – the working environment is high-pressure and recent global events have exacerbated this. Everyone is feeling it.
In these situations we look to the resilient people to help get us through – but what if everyone was as resilient as they could be? What difference would that make to everyday in the office and to productivity?
There is growing evidence that shows that individual resilience is a good predictor of job performance, job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Resilient employees are also able to recover faster from failure, disappointment and disillusionment as they are more adaptive when faced with events like losing a job/major client, managing difficult relationships or failure to meet objectives. Building resilience at work is a key way to face these uncertainties head on.
We strongly believe that when the going gets tough people should thrive not wither and it all stems from their understanding of their own resilience and the resources they have available to them; emotional intelligence and resilience training is the first step to prove it.
WHAT DOES THE BIRDSOUP RESILIENCE TRAINING COURSE INVOLVE?
We take a birds’ eye view of the individual and the unique factors that affect their resilience. Life events, company culture – even navigating a Tough Mudder-like school run everyday can weigh in.
Ideally a resilience course is attended and taught over a period of time via a series of half-day or one-day workshops. This model is adaptable however if time is limited. Our training begins with some pre-work: a questionnaire that helps participants identify how and where they are more or less resilient. We then move on to cover the cornerstones of resilience from our model:
Using the pre-work and exercises in the group, each participant would get to understand their own resilience – their individual resources. They will look at their personality, strengths, self-esteem as well as their belief system and behaviours in relation to difficulty, to understand their own resilience.
We then move on to look at the context for each participant. What are their relationships like (at work/home etc)? Do they have a supportive network? Is it working well? Is there anything happening that has made them feel differently? Are they resilient and confident in the workplace? Have past events shaped their resilience? Using a series of activities and exercises each person will have a clearer idea of the impact of their environment on their resilience over time.
Having taken a close look at themselves and their environment, we look at various other predictors of high resilience: optimism, hope and mindset. We also explore the risk factors that some of the participants may be facing: job uncertainty, bereavement, and health challenges for example. Through this, we begin to understand your personal resilience, learning how to build resilience in the workplace and introduce resilience skill training.
So, if you’re ready to grow and build your resilience and confidence whether that’s at work, in relationships or through a life event, take the next step with our Resilience Course.