Understandably there is a lot of talk about resilience right now – how do we survive and thrive in these absurd times?
Most of us have something in our toolkit to help us stay healthy, whether that be physical, holistic or spiritual. Personally over the years, I have perfected my own blend of holistic vs hedonistic wellbeing strategy – some days I find yoga or a run works well and other days nothing but a glass of wine or chocolate will do 🙂 I’m sure you have your own individual strategies too.
And yet resilient individuals do not make a resilient team. Resilience goes beyond the individual and now more than ever teams need to align on mechanisms to keep collective resilience and organisational resilience high too.
Resilient individuals don’t make a resilient team.
Courtesy of Working with Resilience, below is the model showing the 7 components of team resilience. Shared to ensure you stay BRILLIANT in the weeks and months to come. (click on the diagram to enlarge)
Perhaps use it for discussion in your teams?
What are our biggest challenges right now? And therefore which of the components need our attention?
We are all experiencing a huge setback and doing our best to adapt. We will definitely need to change the plan.
What are our current goals against this changing environment?
Ensuring sustainable performance will undoubtedly be a valuable component to address given the need to support work/life integration so your questions to each other might be..
What do we expect of each other now are working from home? What are our boundaries?
And I think the last point, T7, is particularly pertinent. Alignment.
Break down what team or organisational success might look like in this current landscape. What’s important to this team over the next few weeks/months? How do you want to feel about being a part of this team? Create new bitesize goals for the next few months, check in on your progress, cheer yourselves on and celebrate. 🙂