Principle 10: Model It!

Principle 10: Model It!

By Jenny Campbell|February 27, 2019

These results demonstrate a somewhat profound disconnect between what organisations believe are the best strategies to build resilience, and what they are actually doing. In fact, there is a strong suggestion in the results that organisations largely do not know exactly which programmes produce the best results in the cultivation of resilience. Or, that they may in fact be pinning their hopes on initiatives that do little or nothing to

Principle 9: Bypass the cognitive faff

Principle 9: Bypass the cognitive faff

By Serena Battistoni|January 30, 2019

Principle 9: Bypass the cognitive faff People need to talk about resilience. They need to know it goes up and down, even for those with high levels. They need to know how it gets drained day to day. And they need to know the key factors of how to support and extend where resilience is in deficit. Leaders in particular need to be able to match the resilience demand with

Principle 8: Teams make Resilience real

Principle 8: Teams make Resilience real

By Jenny Campbell|November 28, 2018

Principle 8: Teams make Resilience real The original Resilience Engine research published in 2009 centred on personal resilience. Since 2014 the company has been researching collective resilience for teams and organisations. We know that resilience is your ability to adapt or your capacity for change, no matter the entity. We know that the measure of Organisational Resilience is how much change the organisation can absorb successfully. As you might imagine,

Principle 7: No waggy finger!

Principle 7: No waggy finger!

By Jenny Campbell|October 30, 2018

Principle 7: No waggy finger!   How often can you feel patronised when you attend a conference or workshop, and the presenter doesn’t take into account that you are already knowledgeable about the subject? You might be told you “should” do x-y-z. In fact, our media and social systems do offer the “should” word so often! It seems to happen all the time on the topic of resilience and wellbeing. 

Principle 6: Embrace synergies of Wellbeing & Resilience

Principle 6: Embrace synergies of Wellbeing & Resilience

By Jenny Campbell|September 25, 2018

  Principle 6: Embrace synergies of Wellbeing and Resilience Organisations are currently feeling the pressure cooker effect of upping the need for performance, reducing headcount and cost, layered up with worrying about the wellbeing of their employees. The Resilience Engine sees a shift towards coping and indeed not coping – and these levels of resilience don’t bring about change or high performance. Wellbeing initiatives of gyms, healthy eating, even mindfulness

Think both Deep and Fun

Think both Deep and Fun

By Jenny Campbell|June 18, 2018

  Principle 5: Think both Deep and Fun Leaders in our experience often assume that resilience is all about the deep psychological stuff. Yet this lets them off the hook of responsibility to take practical action, which is most often what is needed. Deep psychological issues may in fact be present. Some of the barriers to resilience are about enabling healthy boundaries. And if a person does not keep healthy

Account for Different Beginnings

Account for Different Beginnings

By Jenny Campbell|May 21, 2018

Organisational resilience is your capacity for change.   Principle 4: Account for Different Beginnings One of the most surprising aspects of working in resilience is how often leaders assume they know what their people need. And that they tend towards over simplification with a one-size fits all solution. For resilience, your capacity for change, one size definitely doesn’t fit all, and what your resilience needs is different than your colleague

Balance privacy and Socialisation

Balance privacy and Socialisation

By Jenny Campbell|April 8, 2018

  Organisational resilience is your capacity for change. You may have great intentions but be slow or indeed stuck. That’ll be because of resilience.   The Resilience Engine approach is based on our ten years of leading research and practice in the field. It is real-world, practical, inspiring and scalable. We have ten principles for enabling resilience, the capacity for change, in your organisation. This article will concentrate on the

Build Resilience Habits

Build Resilience Habits

By Jenny Campbell|March 7, 2018

The Resilience Engine approach is based on our ten years of leading research and practice in the field. It is real-world, practical, inspiring and scalable. We have ten principles for enabling resilience in your organisation. This article will concentrate on building resilience habits. Principle 2: Build Resilience Habits Resilience is a practice. It doesn’t increase on the basis of a single event or intervention. Instead, a steady, bite-sized way of

From tricky to straightforward

From tricky to straightforward

By Jenny Campbell|February 7, 2018

The Resilience Engine approach is based on our ten years of leading research and practice in the field. It is real-world, practical, inspiring and scalable. We have ten principles for enabling resilience in your organisation. This article will concentrate on going from tricky to straightforward. Principle 1: From tricky to straightforward In many organisations, resilience is an icky subject. There is the assumption that resilience is about coping, and that