It is no secret the world is in an unprecedented time of change and disruption right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Borders have closed, people are sheltering in place, health systems have been overwhelmed and economies are buckling under the pressure of stringent mechanisms in place across the world to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
If your organisation (and you) are weathering this storm, you are not alone, even if it feels like it right now – literally and figuratively.
The one thing we all need in spades at the moment is resilience, but if you’re unsure how to build resilience for your organisation, we’ve got a few tips to share.
Here are our 4 Tips for Building Business Resilience during difficult times.
Within your organisation it is important that you are the voice of hope for this business – for your staff, your customers and stakeholders.
It is amazing what looking towards optimism and opportunity can achieve and how much resilience we can build when we focus on how to increase our success and happiness even if the situations we are facing are difficult and unexpected.
This one really has to start on a personal level. If you’re struggling to get in the right mindset we’ve got you covered… consider spending 12 minutes watching this insightful Ted Talk on how to get your head around the idea of hope, even when things feel a bit hopeless.
- Be adaptable and flexible
- Put people first – including yourself
- Seek support and reach out if you’re struggling
- Ensure your goals are clear and your purpose drives you
Test this theory:
- List out 5 items you have done well in the last 3 months
- List out 5 items you have had challenges with in the last 3 months
- From the items you listed first (done well in the last 3 months)
- Are there any items you can use as a possible solution to the challenges?
- Do you know someone you can speak with to ‘brainstorm’ these challenges?
- Can you consider taking one or two of these challenges and asking the staff to come up with solutions (to involve them in the process and show their value to the business)?
- Is there something you can do today to reach out to staff and see how they are going in these challenging times?