March 31, 2021

Resilience: What is it and why is it important?

In this blog we are going to discuss the importance of resilience.

Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from difficult life events. Resilient people make the most out of bad situations and bounce back quickly. Individuals who possess a high level of resilience are less vulnerable to getting knocked down by obstacles and tend to find solutions to problems.

Often times resilience is seen as other traits like adaptability, calm personality and optimism. These traits are a part of the whole, resilience allows a positive approach to work and outlook on life. This enables both better problem-solving and supports maintained motivation.

Some ways to enhance and build resilience are managing emotions, developing personal drive, focusing on goals, creating supportive relationships and making physical wellbeing a priority. An individual that leverages these five linked personal elements, is on his/her way to becoming more resilient.

This trait is not only beneficial in life, it has ties to performance in the workplace as well. The importance of becoming resilient cannot be understated, a study by BetterUp Labs found that “Employee resilience is associated with decreased stress and that people low on resilience are 4 times more likely to burnout”.

Two examples of demonstrating resilience in the workplace are:

  1. After a poor performance review, making note of the critiques provided by your manager and levering that feedback to make changes that enhance your performance in the next year.
  2. Finding a solution to a problem without internalizing emotions causing you to get stressed or lose focus.


Lastly, the ability to build resilience is a skill that will serve you well in an increasingly stressful work world as well as in your personal life. Companies stand to benefit from a more resilient workforce. In conclusion, building an organizational culture that encourages and supports resilience just makes good business sense for employers and employees.

As always we would be glad to help you build this trait. Feel free to reach out to us anytime at

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