How to build resilience when we lack the right words
Businesses need to move away from conventional approaches and focus on strategy that integrates resilience, collaboration, and disruption management. They need to find a strategic answer that includes re-examination, discovery, as well as crafting new competitive advantage. “One possible starting point could be to ground our thinking in the apparent value that design offers to society,” says Jelenko.
“Design is inevitably informed by language and user experience,” notes Jelenko. However, user experience is often connected to needs which are not always easy to communicate, especially if the language around our needs is not well developed. Jelekno reminds us that “resilience as a concept emerged 400 years ago but it did not bear any relation to human psychological needs as we understand them today.”…READ ON
Photographer finds a new way to show the resilience of nature
In these strange times, dominated by the isolation of the pandemic and longer-term concerns about global warming, those images of nature’s resilience made an impression.
Under their influence – he calls it a state of mind – Mr Perotte took his camera and the other tools of the photographer’s trade out into the open air and began to photograph the most beautiful examples of the phenomena he could see around him. There were, he says, some interesting results but there was something missing…READ ON
Trauma-Informed Workplaces Are the New Normal
From Covid to discrimination, employees have experienced trauma at all new levels. Trauma is trauma, no matter how big or small. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that poor mental health costs the global economy more than $1 trillion per year.
The impact of the pandemic has put concern for psychological safety in the workplace at the forefront of organizational leaders’ minds. The pandemic has delivered a mental-health emergency; about four in ten adults in the U.S. have reported anxiety or depressive disorder symptoms, compared to one in ten adults with these symptoms in 2019.
With unpredictability and disruption, organizational conversations have pivoted to explore how to effectively support employee mental health and trauma as we face these new challenges. WHO reported that when workplaces promote mental health and support their people, they are more likely to reduce absenteeism, yield productivity and benefit from economic gains…READ ON