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Mastering the crisis with resilience

Mastering the crisis with resilience

Whether critical customer deadlines or difficult projects, tough deadlines or high targets: The challenges of everyday work can quickly become a burden for employees and managers. Yet stress is basically not a bad thing - on the contrary: it helps us to activate body and mind, thus increasing concentration and performance. But if stress becomes a permanent condition, it can quickly have harmful effects and lead to burnout or other mental illnesses. This becomes a real problem, especially in times of crisis such as the Corona pandemic. The statistics speak for themselves - the number of cases of mental illness has been rising for years. But how can managers and companies strengthen their employees in dealing with stress and thus promote their resilience? What exactly does resilience mean in the context of teamwork? And which strategies have proven successful?

Maintaining physical and mental health with team resilience

With the right strategies, even the most difficult crisis can be mastered or even emerge from it stronger. It must always be taken into account that everyone deals with stress and failure differently. Support from the manager is therefore required at different levels. For this to be successful, a paradigm shift is required: For example, the crisis must always be seen as an opportunity for optimization, not as a threat. An open error and feedback culture is also central to this. But this is easier said than done. When your own employees are running on fumes, encouraging words alone are no longer enough - then tangible strategies are needed to help team resilience get off the ground. This becomes a critical factor in maintaining mental and physical health, especially in challenging times. Resilience refers to the ability to withstand sudden changes in the environment and to adapt quickly to them. Thus, resilient teams are able to pool resources to overcome difficult situations together. They see the experience gained as a cornerstone for further growth. As a result, its members are less susceptible to stress-related illnesses and tend to perform better. Individual fears can also be reduced, thus increasing individual satisfaction. But how can managers make a concrete contribution?

Managers as a success factor: These strategies have proven their worth

Set a good example and serve as a role model for how to deal with stressful situations. Train your own resilience and actively involve your employees in this process. Ensure timely and transparent communication and information, especially when it comes to upcoming changes. Show empathy and self-confidence, even or especially in difficult times. Constructive feedback and constant self-reflection are also essential. Make sure you maintain a positive attitude and encourage people to look for solutions rather than blame. So that managers know these and other strategies for greater resilience and can actively apply them, Security Island offers attractive training modules for managers and employees with the "Mental Health" e-learning channel.

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