The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century”. […] Since the pace and intensity of contemporary work culture are not likely to change, it’s more important than ever to build resilience skills to effectively navigate your worklife.
Harvard Business Review, June 2016
It is the responsibility of every organisation to actively invest in workplace wellbeing. As the recently launched Mental Health at Work initiative demonstrates, poor mental health in the workplace is a widespread concern, with half (48 per cent) of all people surveyed saying they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.
We need to take action. By investing in people – their development and wellbeing – we show that they are valued and respected. Research shows that by building resilient workplaces, developing resilient leaders, teams and individuals, and creating a positive working atmosphere, we can not just improve the degree to which staff feel valued and respected but increase staff engagement, productivity, and retention.
If you want to find out more about how to build resilience in your organisation, get in touch using this Contact form.
Change begins with leaders, and as leaders of a project, a team or an organisation, our leadership skills, style and impact are greatly enhanced if we are self-aware and consider the impact of our actions and behaviour on others.
Investing in your team as Resilient Leaders reaps benefits for every member of your organisation and can be offered as part of a Leadership Induction or Skills Refresher package, or as a standalone opportunity. I am particularly interested in the following aspects of Leadership Skills development:
- Communication – language, behaviour, building confidence, presentation skills, presence and impact
- Building and supporting resilient teams
- Leading organisational change
If you want to find out more about developing Resilient Leaders, get in touch using this Contact form.
I have always found Pam to be an inspirational leader. I have witnessed her focus, drive and ability to respond in high stress situations first hand and would never turn down the opportunity to be on a team she led. Pam has an exceptional ability to connect with people. She is both kind and supportive in her approach and brings an enthusiasm and positivity to teams which is infectious!
Sharon Wilyman – History teacher, Beaconsfield High School