Though it’s easy to become stressed out during difficult situations, it’s extremely important to build resilience in your company during trying times. Resilience, as defined in the dictionary, is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Though we are currently facing unknown circumstances, we’ll get through this with more strength and with a tighter sense of community than ever before.
That being said, here are a few ways you can build resilience in your company:
Build Resilience By Strengthening Connections
In tough times it’s important to have a solid group of people that you can turn to for support. Odds are, the way you’re currently feeling is how other people around you are feeling as well. Taking out some time to talk with your employees and letting them know that they have someone to lean on in hard times is key in building resilience. Discuss what challenges they may be facing and help them find ways to overcome these challenges. That way, when the hard times DO pass, you and your employees will come together and have a stronger connection than ever before.
Build Resilience Through Problem Solving and Goal Setting
When you’re put through a situation that alters the course of your everyday routine there are certain goals that just aren’t attainable anymore. Some goals that you set in the past might not be realistic for you to reach in the current moment – but that’s okay! This creates the opportunity for you and your team to build resilience through problem-solving by setting new goals. Instead of being disappointed by goals that are no longer attainable, get excited about new goals that you are going to set and will eventually achieve!
Build Resilience By Keeping Things in Perspective
When times get tough it’s easy to let stress and frustration get to you – this is the exact opposite of what you and your team should be doing! Instead of blowing things out of proportion and making knee jerk decisions that could hurt your company long-term, build your company’s resilience by keeping things in perspective. Being a leader means setting a good example for your employees and not blowing every issue out of proportion. You may not be able to control what happens around you, but you can control how you choose to react.
Build Resilience Through Self-Care
We can’t emphasize enough how important self-care is during tough times. When we get stressed out, we tend to neglect our own wellbeing. Take time out during the day to partake in an activity that you find relaxing or that makes you feel happy. Another thing you should be trying to do daily is some form of exercise – even if that’s just a quick 10-minute walk. Checking in on your mental and physical well being (and checking in on the wellbeing of your employees) is vital. Self-care helps to build resilience and after all, you’ll need a sound mind and body to face situations that require you to be resilient.