Why resilient teams see higher success rates
Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go according to plan. When you become Change Proof, you’ve gained the ability to bounce forward when things don’t go according to plan.
This includes being able to adapt quickly to changes in plans, even if those changes seem negative. Being resilient means that you are able to look at challenges as opportunities for growth, rather than obstacles or setbacks on your path to success.
It’s important that we recognize this quality when looking for potential leaders and employees. Strong resilience allows people to stay focused on the big picture while they tackle challenges in the present moment. It helps them remain positive and solution-oriented when facing challenges, instead of getting bogged down by failures and mistakes. This is huge. This is the ability to not shut down or give up when things get tough or go awry.
Hope + Optimism
If you’re looking to build a strong leadership team, resilience should be one of the qualities at the center of every growth initiative. A resilient team is a flexible team that can adapt to changes quickly and efficiently. They are also a positive team, because resilience breeds hope and optimism. And finally, a resilient team is a successful team. Why? Because resilience is the engine that drives innovation and growth. Without resilience, we would see more chaos, less innovation, and overall lower success rates.
So if you’re looking to build a strong and successful team, look for resilience in your potential members. It’s the quality that will help them weather any storm and emerge stronger on the other side. And in the end, resilience is what truly makes them team players.
Change Proofing Your People
If you’ve got an amazing team and you’re looking to bring more Change Proof principles to your culture and to their role, check these out:
There are many resilience-building activities you can do with your team in order to help them grow this important quality. One activity is called “failure analysis.” In this activity, teams are asked to brainstorm around a time when they failed at something. Then, they analyze what went wrong and what they could have done differently. This activity helps teams learn from their mistakes and become more resilient in the face of future challenges. It also normalizes open discussions when things don’t go as planned.
Another resilience-building activity is called “change simulations.” In this activity, teams are presented with a scenario in which everything changes unexpectedly. They must then adapt to the new situation and come up with a plan to continue moving forward. This activity helps teams develop resilience by teaching them how to quickly shift gears when unexpected obstacles arise.
As you can see, there are many resilience-building activities that you can do with your team in order to help them become more resilient and better team players. Whether it’s through failure analysis, change simulations, or another approach, developing resilience is an important part of building a strong and successful team.
One last thing I would like to touch on is the cyclical nature of resilience. Just like resilience builds team players, teamwork also builds resilience. Teams that work well together understand this. They build their own and each other’s resilience by creating a psychologically safe environment, an environment where people feel able to be their true selves, and speak openly about their feelings, without fear of judgment or negativity.