Managing for resilience

a practical guide to individual wellbeing and organizational performance

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In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations.

This is the first book to provide managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams. It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings.

Chapters cover the following important issues:
Key personality factors related to resilience
How job design and routines can improve employee resilience
How to build a resilient team
Communicating change and improving teamwork
Modelling resilient thinking and behaviour as a leader
Selecting the right resilience training for your organisation

This is the ideal book for anyone interested in fostering a high-performance and emotionally resilient workforce, whether they are a manager, HR professional or occupational psychologist. Its cutting edge approach will also make it important reading for students and researchers of organizational and occupational psychology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages264
ISBN (Electronic)9781315648033
ISBN (Print)9781138124639
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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