Understanding resilience: ensuring employee and organisational health in tough times

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5th February 2014

Resilience helps people bounce back from adversity and stress and is generally seen as a positive characteristic. But it can be difficult to define, as the way an individual responds to pressure will depend on their strengths and personal style. Also, it may not be clear to what degree employers can create resilient organisations.
We will explain what is meant by individual and organisational resilience and explore how employers can support staff to cope when times are tough. We will also discuss the findings of research on resilience-building and discuss how resilience training sits alongside the responsibility of employers to promote healthy working practices and styles of management.

Introduction to resilience
Sally Wilson: IES

Building resilience at EDF Energy
Claire Stone & Tracey Tennet: EDF Energy

Herts Constabulary case study
Rosemary Jeffers: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Understanding resilience
Sally Wilson; Catherine Rickard; Penny Tamkin: IES