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Workplace resilience: It’s all a great big con

On the ground floor of one the major bank offices in Melbourne, there is a coffee shop that displays posters and flyers about a workplace meditation program. Those who choose to can drop in before work and participate in a guided meditation program. Presumably, one of the goals of the program is to make staff feel happier. But a subtitle on the flyer shows there’s also another motive at play: Creating Optimum Performance. “Workplace resilience” is a buzz phrase whose popularity shows no signs of abating. Defined simply, it is the ability of a person to adapt to changing circumstances at work and to bounce back from challenges and stress. Employers who have embraced this simple concept seek to enhance their employees’ resilience through a range of programs focusing on building relationships, mindfulness, physical activity and promoting healthy eating…

 

Resilience

ResilienceAccording to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, the definition of ‘resilience’ is (1) the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress or alternatively (2) an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Applied literally to persons who live with conditions of chronic pain, they will tell you that there is no snapping back and no recovery in sight. A ‘happy face’ is not an indicator of well-being nor is the ‘absence of a happy face’ an indicator of failure to cope…

 

New risks for the digital organisation

Kathy Gibson reports from Gartner Symposium in Cape Town – As the number and severity of treats is increasing, organisations have to move away from preventing attacks to figuring out how to respond to them with the least impact on the business. “But CEOs do see that bigger risks coming,” says David Willis, vice-president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “Research shows that 77% are concerned about new risk and higher levels of risk; 65% are concerned about the risk management of falling behind; and 83% feel that agility is increasingly important – so regardless of operational risk it is imperative for them to move into the digital world.”…

 

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