The 6 Building Blocks of Resilient Teams

Australia Battles Disastrous Floods

Australia was hit with massive floods this past week, which ravaged the country’s most populous state of New South Wales. As of Thursday, nearly 20,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the turbulent floodwaters, according to New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Two people have lost their lives as parts of the state were reported to have received as much as 39 inches of rain in a week, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology.

Whether or not climate change is to blame for the extreme weather conditions in Australia is still uncertain, as there are many factors that come into play. However, floods, bushfires, and other environmental disasters will continue to be exacerbated by human-induced global warming.

The record-breaking rainfall in New South Wales was around 5 times the average rainfall in March. The floods have been referred to as Australia’s worst flood in decades and, due to the large scope of the impact, some experts have classified the flooding as a one in 100 year weather event. While the rain has been coming to an end, the raging floods are still ongoing in the region.

News of this week’s floods come just over a year after Australia experienced its most devastating bushfires to date, which were responsible for burning an estimated 46 million acres of land across the country. Many of the same areas devastated by the fires last year are seeing more damage done to their property once again by the recent floods…

The 6 Building Blocks of Resilient Teams

Companies traditionally view employee burnout as something that requires individual self-care and stress management tools to fix. It is often presumed that it is an employee’s responsibility alone, not the organization’s, to do something about the problem. What the research shows, however, is that burnout is a systemic issue that requires a holistic approach to solve. The key element? Producing resilient teams.

Belonging and connection can be developed through simple acts of kindness, offering encouragement to one another, sharing small success stories, and simply talking about the challenges your team may be facing working virtually. Image credit: Getty images

Teams that “team” well create a powerful learning environment in which team members ask one another questions, share information, seek help, talk about mistakes, and get feedback. They provide critical support for one another.

Resilient teams know how their work contributes to something greater and can see how it fits within the organizational system as a whole. 

Because teams play such an important role in preventing burnout at work, they need specific skills, tools, and frameworks to help them prevent it. Teams need to create cultures that will protect against the job demands that cause burnout and quickly pivot to adapt to shifting priorities, stress, setbacks, and change generally. Teams must be resilient…

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