WHAT’S NEW WITH THE RESILIENCE AT WORK (R@W) TOOLKIT?
Who are we? Working with Resilience is an international consortium of practitioners and researchers who build resilience at work.
Employee resilience – the capacity to manage the everyday stress of work and remain healthy, rebound and learn from unexpected setbacks and prepare for future challenges proactively.
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It has been a long three-year process but we are close to getting our team resilience scale research published. As long as nobody beats us to it, our paper will be the first scientifically developed team resilience scale in the literature. We are hoping it will create strong interest. There continues to be growing research internationally using the R@W Scale. Recent examples include resilience programs with US paediatric physicians, age differences in resilience (UK), resilience of insurance employees in Thailand, customisation of resilience programs in Canada and mentoring and resiliency in the Philippines. We are also aware that our R@W models are being integrated into leadership programs. Closer to home we are collaborating with R@W user Angela Powell and the University of South Australia to research the building of resilience in psychology and social worker students. We are always open to discussing research opportunities and potential collaborations. Call us.
I have continued to speak at conferences and to industry with two presentations coming up this month for the Australian Safety Institute and Human Factors and Ergonomic Society. Recently we presented to the Australian Human Resources Institute and to 80 defence scientists in Melbourne.
Cyber security, risk management, OH& Safety and emergency management specialists are now grouping their skill-set under the framework of ‘organisational resilience’. I presented at the Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA) national conference and while all acknowledged that workplace culture has a big impact on the success of their work there seems to be a lack of integration of these functions with employee and team resilience. I am contributing to the RMIA white paper so please look out for opportunities to partner with people working in this space.
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