Employees are twice as motivated and productive if they’re resilient

Adaptive and maladaptive traits of resilience. Building resilience in the early years can improve children’s educational outcomes. ©Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock. Full story: https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/adaptive-and-maladaptive-traits-of-resilience

Employees are twice as motivated and productive if they’re resilient

Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has released new research that highlights the impact on employee motivation and productivity if they are resilient. The data, gained across five European countries, including the UK, claims that employees are nearly twice as likely to be motivated and therefore productive, if they are resilient.

Eighty-six percent of resilient employees say they’re highly motivated while just 44 percent of employees who aren’t resilient say they are highly motivated. The research also claims that only 30 percent of employees are currently resilient, highlighting the fragility of organisations…

How to train for resilience

If they hadn’t previously, workers and leaders alike recognized the importance of resilience this year. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, research from MeQuilibrium and the American Heart Association suggested resilience is linked to lower burnout and anxiety. Today, it has become a cornerstone of organizational well-being strategies as employers manage workforces through the ongoing crisis.

The good news for employers is that resilience is a skill front-line workers and managers can develop, and recent research suggests they should. A September study from BetterUp found that resilience in managers has a profound effect on employee performance and workers’ intent to stay at the company. It also found that coaching can improve employee resilience…

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