How wisdom, resilience and mastery work together to boost well-being in old age

The new way to do disaster recovery

As cloud offerings have matured, single ticket items have been complemented with much more complex services. It’s now possible to purchase quite complex things − such as platforms, for example − from the cloud quite easily.

Many companies find it hard to justify this kind of Rolls-Royce DR; for those that must have it for regulatory reasons − or their adoption of governance best practice − it’s inevitably something of a grudge purchase.

One notable example is disaster recovery (DR), which is a highly-complex service and one on which, in the last resort, the organisation will depend; it’s the classic “last plane out of Saigon” (or perhaps Kyiv).

DR includes backups that have been offered as a service via the cloud for a while, but it’s much more than just that. The almost complete dependence of most businesses of any size on IT has propelled the governance of technology onto the board agenda.

King IV’s Principle 12 states: The governing body should govern technology and information in a way that supports the organisation setting and achieving its strategic objectives…READ ON

Twin crises of heat and floods expose neglect in India and Bangladesh. Children are ferried through a flooded street on a cart in urban India. Image: Water Alternatives Photos, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Flickr.

How wisdom, resilience and mastery work together to boost well-being in old age

A new study shows that while wise people tend to be more satisfied with their lives, wisdom also works to strengthen resilience and mastery to reduce stress and enable a person to better handle late life adversity and aging-related losses.

Understanding how wisdom, resiliency and mastery work together to improve a person’s subjective well-being later in life is important given common challenges of aging, from death of loved ones and close friends to impaired health and mobility, said Monika Ardelt, lead author and a sociology professor at the University of Florida. It is also important because traits that mark wisdom, resiliency and mastery can be taught.

The study was published in the German journal Praxis Klinische Verhaltensmedizin und Rehabilitation (Practice of Clinical Behavioral Medicine and Rehabilitation). Dilip V. Jeste of the University of California, San Diego, is the co-author.

The researchers used data on 994 adults from the Successful AGing Evaluation study conducted in California to assess the interplay between resilience, mastery, perceived stress and wisdom and response to adverse life events. The average age of those studied was 77…READ ON

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