Posts tagged resilience

How Stress Can Damage Resilience and Well-being in the Workplace

Employee well-being in the workplace is becoming a top priority for businesses everywhere. Companies often look first to stress management initiatives to help improve workplace well-being, and for good reason. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of workers feel stressed on the job and 40 percent felt their job was either very or extremely stressful. A little stress now and then is…

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How Challenges Can Help Build Resilience in the Workplace

We often think of stress as a bad thing, but certain stressors actually encourage personal growth. Just the right amount and kind of challenge can put someone in a flow state, an ideal place to be while getting things done. But stressors that hinder—like being overwhelmed with work or unable to make ends meet—can bring down the productivity and morale of the entire workplace. That’s…

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Why Build Good Habits If You’ll Just Fail?

No one ever said change was easy. In fact, changing your habits–either by developing good habits or breaking bad ones–can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s hard to change behavior because it’s such a deep part of who we are that we don’t even think about it, even while we’re doing it. I’m sorry to say it, but if you try…

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Option B: How to Cope When Option A Isn’t Available

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s daughter had an upcoming father/daughter dance, she begged and sobbed for her husband, Dave Goldberg, to go with her. It was the only thing Sandberg truly wanted, but she knew it would never come to pass; Goldberg had died unexpectedly two weeks earlier. When Option A isn’t available The tragedy of losing her husband sent Sandberg into a tailspin of…

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