Resiliency has been defined as the capacity to adapt and realize positive outcomes in daily living despite challenging circumstances. It is also the ability to persist in the face of adversity, to bounce back when challenges are encountered. Resilience also includes people’s capacity to navigate support systems and to apply resources that sustain their well-being.
Within workplace environments, current evidence has pointed to specific resiliency strengths or assets that facilitate empowerment, positive coping, healthy transitions and learning during times of change or challenge.
• Relationship Assets involve practices that build social networks of support and community.
• Professional Assets involve practices that build professional confidence, capacity and problemsolving skills.
• Attitudinal Assets involve practices that increase optimism and a positive disposition even in the face of difficult or challenging situations.
• Emotional Intelligence Assets involve practices that enhance the ability to understand and manage emotions, and positively communicate with others.
• Adaptation Assets involve practices that facilitate adjustment to changing situations through positive coping and thriving strategies.