Resilience in the Workplace: How to Help Employees

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Let’s face it; life doesn’t always go as planned. You’ll come across various hurdles and obstacles along the way. If there’s one thing that can help you overcome these challenges, it’s resilience! It helps you bounce right up, higher than before. Resilient people always focus on the brighter side of life, which helps with stress management. Being a business head, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees feel comfortable in the workspace and are working to their full potential. Here are some ways you can build resilience in the workplace:

1. Encourage Goal Establishment

If you’re taking a step toward resilience, know what you are fighting for. Take some time to schedule group meetings or one-on-one talks with your employees to understand their goals. Remember, when you have a goal in life, you’ll do anything to reach it. Encourage your employees to find a purpose in their life, as this will guide them on the path to success. Evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and accomplishments over the years. Is there anything they want to achieve? Where do they see themselves in the next ten years? Answering thought-provoking questions like these will help in setting SMART goals.

2. Encourage Professional Connectivity

The key to a healthy organization is maintaining healthy and positive relationships between employees. Encourage your employees to be open to help and support from their peers, as this is an excellent way to develop personal resilience. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has compelled companies to transition to WFH models, you can always schedule virtual get-togethers to help employees connect and interact even if they’re working remotely.

3. Use the R.A.I.N Technique

Train your employees with skills that’ll help them maintain a sense of calm and focus in the workplace. One fun way to do this is by using the R.A.I.N. technique. This helps your employees focus when learning how to cope with challenges.

  • Recognize: Tell your employees to recognize an emotion they’re feeling and focus on how this emotion can affect the outcome of the current situation.
  • Acknowledge: Next, they should acknowledge the possible outcome and try to turn this situation around if the potential outcome is not what they want.
  • Investigate: Have them ask themselves why they feel this way and how they can turn it around.
  • Non-Identify: Make sure they realize theiridentity isn’t connected with what they’re feeling in the moment.

Using this technique in the workplace is an excellent way to encourage mindfulness for more resilience. Employees can use this when they feel things aren’t going their way.

4. Give Employees Tools to Cope with Stress

Ensure that you’re giving your employees everything they need to cope with stress. Learn more about resilience from one of the top motivational speakers in the world, Steve Gilliland. Steve is a proud member of the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame. He’s known for his humorous, entertaining and engaging virtual presentations that have inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Check out his motivational content on his blog and social media as well.

“Our team found your talk extremely motivating. We are considering making this a monthly event.”   – Richardson Dias, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC.