The multisystem approach to resilience in the context of organizations

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    This chapter explores a multisystem approach to employee resilience. Although individual-level perspectives have dominated the science of occupational resilience and intervention approaches there is a growing body of work that is giving consideration to the role of organizational systems in employee resilience. Proponents of a multisystem approach to employee resilience suggest that suboptimal workplace environments are major contributors to decrements in employee resilience. The question that this chapter addresses is how employers should look after their staff. The answer is via a multisystems approach to staff resilience that involves attention to job design, job demands, supportive leadership behaviors, and available job-based resources to cope with workplace demands.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMultisystemic resilience
    Subtitle of host publicationadaptation and transformation in contexts of change
    EditorsMichael Ungar
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9780190095888
    ISBN (Print)9780190095888
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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    • demands
    • employee
    • job design
    • leaders
    • mental health
    • organizational
    • stress
    • systems
    • teams
    • well-being


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