what it is, importance in the professional environment and 6 tips to be more resilient – WAU
Resilience is the ability to adapt to the most diverse transformations in the work environment and also in other areas of life, seeking continuous growth and pursuing more learning to propose improvements. Understanding how to develop it is essential to enjoy its benefits!
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself about the importance of resilience in the professional environment? Before we start to explain how to develop this feature, let’s talk in detail about what this concept is.
Imagine the following situation: you started in a new job, in a position with which you identify and with excellent leaders and managers. However, with only two months of work, some radical changes took place.
Supervisors have changed sectors, your vacancy has undergone structural changes and several of your colleagues with whom you had identified have asked to leave or have changed areas.
In such situations, you adapt easily to so many transformations or start to regret, compromising your work and your productive capacity? If the answer is yes to the first question, you are a resilient person! If not, don’t worry, as there are methods to develop this feature.
Thinking about it, we created this post for you to stay on top of some essential tips and develop resilience. Good reading!
What is resilience?
As discussed, resilience is the ability to adapt more simply to the most diverse changes that occur in your personal or professional environment. Why is it so important?
With so many changes taking place in the job market, it is unlikely that you will enter a position and remain stable for a good part of your career in that company. It is necessary that the organization is constantly adapting, aiming to acquire a competitive differential and stand out from the competition.
Therefore, structural changes will in fact occur. Often, a position that brings results today, in a while will no longer have the same return, precisely because of these changes at all times.
So, to keep a good professional and retain their human capital, companies adapt that person’s functionality within their own organization chart, proposing new challenges.
The professional who finds it easier to adapt to these changes and be able to meet the company’s goals, understand what the new goals are and be able to live harmoniously with the new leaders and colleagues, will certainly handle the situation better.
Therefore, resilience is a fundamental element to be developed not only for your career, but also for a better mental health.
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How to develop resilience?
Now that you understand the meaning of this concept and know how a resilient person tends to stand out in the job market, the time has come to understand how it is possible to develop this characteristic. Next, we selected the main tips on the subject. Check out!
1. Define your purposes
Initially, you must have well-defined purposes to develop resilience. Consider the following:
- Even if you go through constant changes in your work, is it what you intend to follow for the long haul?
- Can your goals within the business, regardless of your position, be achieved based on the changes that may occur?
- Do you work only with the objective of earning a better salary with a promotion or do you want to grow and learn together with your company and your colleagues?
From the moment you have the answers to these questions, everything tends to become simpler. After all, many times, the problem is not exactly what you are actually facing in the company, but that that environment no longer gives you the expected growth and the desire to always be challenged.
For this reason, if you realize that demotivation is precisely because your purposes are not achieved in that context, you will hardly be able to develop resilience in the workplace. So, look for new challenges!
2. Manage your emotions
Managing emotions is a daily task that must be considered not only in the professional environment, but also in your personal relationships.
In many cases, there are times when there is a peak of feelings, when you need to think often before saying something in order not to offend someone or damage their image before their colleagues and leaders.
If this happens to you, the first step is to breathe, drink some water and wait a while for offer a feedback that person that made you lose your temper.
It is essential for the other to understand what went wrong, how they can improve and what they think about the subject, giving the opportunity also to offer something about the learning acquired in that context.
Feedback also contributes to improving your performance and that of your colleagues, in addition to stimulating more and more knowledge about the most diverse situations in your work environment.
Like this, you also allow other people to develop resilience and that everyone can enjoy its advantages in the professional scenario.
3. Build self-confidence
After all, what is self-confidence? It is simply the ability to trust yourself. The difficulty of adapting to changes may be just there: in fear of the different and in the fear of not being able to carry out their activities and obligations based on so many news.
Certainly, this bottleneck can be an obstacle for you to develop resilience and grow with your organization, do you agree?
The biggest difficulty here is to understand how to develop this characteristic. The first step is to know give other meanings to previous experiences. If you have these doubts now, you have probably experienced situations that were not so positive in your professional context.
However, be aware that each company is unique and that each professional can transmit knowledge in different ways.
In addition, it is possible to understand what actually happened previously for not repeat the same mistakes in the current situation, is not true?
This decreases the chances of having a more negative experience, also allowing for learning in relation to your professional environment.
4. Know how to solve the difficulties
In the day-to-day of your work environment, difficulties will appear in many different ways, either with the way of dealing with an unsatisfied customer, or with your colleague who is not adapting to the processes, hindering professional steps.
A resilient person is just one who, instead of just complaining or offering your point of view in relation to the situation, it brings solutions to the problem presented.
Imagine the following situation: a customer showed a lot of discontent with the services of his team due to a communication error. So, in order for you to get around this dissatisfaction, the goal is not only to report the problem, but also bring something tangible that restores confidence to that person.
Such an attitude demonstrates professional maturity, in addition to helping other employees to learn from this situation, so that mistakes are no longer repeated with other customers, is it not?
5. Have empathy
Much is said about empathy in the personal and professional spheres, but few people really understand what that means.
Empathy is nothing more than the ability to put yourself in the place of the next, offer help without judgment and understand what are the contexts in which your colleague is going and that resulted in some unkind attitude.
The first step in developing empathy has already been mentioned in this article: self-knowledge. Only those who know themselves have the ability to put themselves in the other’s shoes, managing to propose more beneficial solutions for its development.
In addition, it is interesting to develop an empathic stance. Anyone who thinks that this moment is just the moment when you ask how the other is is wrong – it is an occasion to understand what is being transmitted by the colleague.
Finally, it is necessary to show real interest to that situation, looking the person in the eye and contributing to their growth without diminishing it.
6. Be proactive
Proactivity is essential not only for those who want to develop resilience, but also for professionals who want to stand out in their roles, contributing for the business to develop and stand out, in a mutual exchange of knowledge, learning and benefits.
However, be aware that being proactive goes beyond just taking the initiative to propose solutions and improvements. It is to understand what your knowledge is and how they can collaborate for your organization and the context in which you are inserted.
Is to have sense of responsibility for your position and how it contributes to achieving the goals, but without affecting their development. Thus, it will become more resilient, in addition to always seeking to offer its best.
Resilience is a characteristic that, despite contributing in the professional sphere, also has positive consequences for the personal sphere.
As you can see, knowledge is essential to develop skills and contribute to the growth of colleagues and the organization. If you want to continue learning about the work environment, check out our content on the differences between Culture and Organizational Climate.