Have you ever had a work day when your spouse, kids, house, bills, health, or other personal issues didn’t enter your mind? Neither have we. We bring all of our issues with us wherever we go. And the challenges we face impact our work productivity. If an employer wants the best from us, it is in their best interest to support our resilience. (So if you’re an employer keep reading. If you’re an employee figure out a way to leave this article casually on your employer’s desk.)What You Can DoFirst, employers/supervisors must model good resilience-building behaviors. Nothing you suggest will have credibility if you don’t do it yourself. In modeling resilience-building behaviors, you give your employees permission to take care of themselves. This is not extra work for you, but an integral part of your role in keeping productive and effective employees.Research on resilience points to the following categories as key:
These categories work together, like links in a chain, to form a strong internal capacity for resilience.
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