Ten ways to increase resilience

Leadership, culture, communication and risk-taking all play important roles
By Linda Hoopes
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/21/2017

A resilient organization is one that can sustain high levels of performance while experiencing high levels of disruption. Whether disruption comes from external forces or changes within (usually it’s a combination), employers that can avoid significant drops in performance have a significant competitive advantage over their less resilient counterparts.

Here are 10 things organizations can do to increase resilience:

Hire resilient people: Human energy — mental, physical and emotional — is the currency of organizational change. Some individuals are better prepared to manage their own responses to change than others. In hiring new employees, organizations should take the ability to operate effectively during change into account, in addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform core job activities.