The term "resilience" seems to be a hot topic everywhere. Magazines and journals talk about resilience, questionnaires can be used to determine one's own resilience level and coaching sessions help to strengthen resilience. But what is this "buzzword" really about? We at Sparrks have asked ourselves this very question.
What does Resilience mean?
To give an initial definition: Roughly, "resilience" can be translated as "psychological resistance". More precisely, it means the ability to cope with life's adversities or particularly stressful times, such as losses, breakups, layoffs or time pressures at work without suffering any psychological impairment.
Can I strengthen my resilience or is resilience innate?
For a long time, resilience was thought to be an innate trait or ability that someone either possesses or does not possess. If this was the case, then training and coaching that promise to strengthen resilience would not make much sense. However, we show that resilience is gradual and can be learned in the article "Is resilience an innate trait?".
The question that now arises is: "How can resilience be learned?". There are some practical tips that everyone can implement for themselves in order to work on their own resilience. In the article "How can resilience be strengthened?" we have compiled these for you.
Today resilience is more important than ever
In today's world, "resilience" is indeed an important quality or skill and not just a "buzzword" that will soon be replaced by a new one. Every manager, but also every employee should have it. Why is that the case?
Today, we live in a world that is moving faster than ever before - think of the constant development and advancement of new technologies, artificial intelligence, but also crises like the Corona pandemic, which brought about multifaceted changes. It is simply essential today that we are resilient in the face of change and stressful situations. In the articles "New Work and Resilience" as well as "Stress at work – stress management through resilience"we explain this further.