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Building Resiliency in the Workplace Enhances Health and Wellbeing

How to develop, maintain resilience

I have presented countless times in the last year at conferences and events on resilience. The room is always packed, and not because of me but because of the topic.

People want to know about it, want to learn about it and want to figure out how can they get more of it. It has only started to be studied since the mid 1980s so the understanding is young and quite varied. From what we do understand, more people in universities and in the working population are letting their “resilience battery” get low too often. Improving our resilience, how we bounce back from adversity, is a way we can stand out here on the East Coast. Having more flourishing organizations, brighter minds coming out of school and thriving entrepreneurs…

 

Building Resiliency in the Workplace Enhances Health and Wellbeing

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“The rising levels of stress in the workplace should be a cause for concern.”

We all experience stress in our daily lives. From raising families and managing finances to juggling schedules and caring for loved ones. And that’s all before we set foot into the office in the morning. When we arrive at work, we have emails piling up, urgent meetings and looming deadlines waiting for us.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. The rising levels of stress in the workplace should be a cause for concern, as stress can lead to decreased productivity, higher staff turnover, increased health costs and employee burnout.

The long-term health consequences of stress for employees can include increased risk of heart attack and stroke, obesity, depressed immunity, gastrointestinal problems, and longer recovery from…

 

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