5 things that resilient teams do differently

What states can learn from Odisha in disaster preparedness and mitigation

On May 3, Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc on the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal, before moving on to Bangladesh with relatively low intensity. In the eastern state of Odisha, where the cyclone’s effects were felt the most, 64 people died while 1.2 million people were evacuated and taken to cyclone shelters.

We spoke to Deepak Singh, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the World Bank, to get a clearer on-ground picture of the destruction cause by Cyclone Fani, and to understand disaster mitigation efforts by the World Bank in Odisha through its various projects…


5 things that resilient teams do differently

“A resilient team doesn’t mean a bunch of emotionless individuals who never get stressed when things go wrong.” Image credit: [Photo: Pascal Swier/Unsplash]
Challenges are inevitable in any organization—whether they’re an early-stage startup or an established industry heavyweight, and whether they employ 20 people or 1,000. For companies to maintain high-performance and well-being, they need to have resilient teams. This is especially vital when they have employees who regularly carry out high-stake work in challenging environments.

Resilience is the capacity for stress-related growth, and it exists at the individual and group level. In today’s work climate, we need teams that can respond to challenges quickly and efficiently…

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