How businesses can build resilience in 2021

Last year, many organizations had to quickly adapt their work operations to a “new normal.” In order to help employees stay productive and engaged during this time, managers and HR professionals were forced to create new work policies and provide additional support to their people. Unfortunately, many studies have now predicted that economic disruptions will become more regular in the years ahead.

5 ways to build resilience

This means that organizations have to continue adapting and build a culture of resilience in their workforce. Here are some tips on how to help your employees weather challenges while staying content and productive in their roles:

  • Practice compassion by focusing on employee well-being and work-life balance. Be non-judgemental while listening to all their problems. Use appropriate feedback and recognition to help employees grow.

  • Empower your employees to make decisions and take calculated risks. If one of their ideas doesn’t work as intended, help them understand what could have possibly gone wrong.

  • Organize wellness programs that help employees overcome stress and develop coping mechanisms. Encourage them to focus on only what they can control in the present moment.

  • Provide the support required to work through challenging situations. This can include conducting learning programs, improving your work environment, implementing the right technology, and more.

  • Foster better work relationships to help employees collaborate well even during difficult times.

Read more about these tips for building workforce resilience in our HR Knowledge Hive.


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