I’ve blogged previously about how important it is to build resilient employees, but my guest blogger today wrote the book on the subject! I am delighted that Patricia Morgan, my professional colleague and friend, is here to discuss the topic of workplace resiliency, an issue that is even more critical today, given that so many organizations are facing an economic recession. What happens to the people that get laid off? How do they cope? As Patricia points out, people who are resilient find ways to be grateful, even during a recession!
Headline: Suicide rate in Alberta climbs 30% in the wake of mass oilpatch layoffs. CBC News, December 8, 2015.
The increases in depression and suicide are familiar statistics in times of recession. But people with high resilience continue to count their blessings; yes, even during a recession.
They remind themselves of Meister Eckhardt’s quotation, If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you,’ it will be enough.
Our young next door neighbor was recently laid off from a job she loves. Fortunately, she was prepared to cut back on child care and other expenses. Also, she is wise enough to appreciate what is left for her and her family to enjoy. Continue reading