Resilience comes from Latin and means "to bounce back" or "to rebound". The term primarily refers to stress or stressful situations. In German, we like to translate the term as "psychological resistance". I, on the other hand, describe resilience as the immune system of our psyche. We are familiar with the physical immune system, which is attacked by viruses and bacteria. The psychological immune system is attacked by everyday stress, crises, problems or even strokes of fate. The question is: how can we strengthen this immune system?
We have all had different experiences during our lives. However, research has shown that there are certain aspects that we know are good for us. These are known as resilience factors. I have identified eight of these factors:
You can work on these eight resilience factors for yourself, as an individual. However, they can also be applied to a team or organization.
We know: Every change in a team or company always means excitement, uncertainty, and stress. This means that it is important not to be permanently in a transformation process.