Resilience means no stress
Yes that’s right, with resilience you don’t get the negative stress reaction. With resilience you get high performance and wellbeing; both without compromise. This fundamental capability is about adaptability, your capacity for change.
In this stress awareness month, the Resilience Engine offers a straightforward look at stress: what it is, the good and bad sides of stress, and how resilience acts as a buffer to stress. In this first week of April, we give insight into the landscape on stress in the UK.
See from the infographic the detail behind why the Resilience Engine has been calling out for awareness around the gradual slide backwards in resilience. We see a shift towards Coping, and indeed not coping, what we call ‘Fragmentation’. In these states stress dominates. Both performance and wellbeing are under threat.
Yet, those with the highest resilience don’t experience the negative side of stress at all. They have both high performance and wellbeing; both without compromise. As Alistair Fraser, VP Global Health in Shell said way back in 2013:
‘Resilient people are more likely to speak their mind…They are more likely to take principled decisions and are better at tolerating change and pressure’
‘If you want to improve human performance, the key is the person, so how do you give them the tools, techniques and policies to help them deal with a fast-changing world.’
Shell moved from a mindset of managing risk around health to one where health was seen as ‘a business enabler’. Since initiating team and peer-to-peer resilience training, Shell has seen engagement and resilience rise.