[Study] Workplace Resilience Training Lowers Stress and Sick Leave, Increases Productivity and Job Retention

[Study] Workplace Resilience Training Lowers Stress and Sick Leave, Increases Productivity and Job Retention

A current investigation by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine into the improvements in resilience, stress and somatic symptoms following resilience training has stated:

There is ‘a growing body of evidence [which] connects employee resilience with important work-related outcomes. As examples, resilience is associated with lower levels of perceived stress, higher job satisfaction, and fewer stress-related symptoms (such as chronic pain, headaches, and poor sleep quality). Higher resilience also corresponds to higher levels of productivity, fewer absences, and a lower likelihood of quitting.’

This study states that resilience has now become recognised as a set of learnable skills that can be used to successfully manage experiences of stress and support a quicker positive response to the challenges and adversity that can be experienced in moments of perceived setbacks.

Resilience can be defined as a set of positive mental skills which include ‘emotion control, optimism, self-efficacy, and problem-solving’. As one builds upon these skills they are better able to remain psychologically robust and counter negative effects of stress.

When you read such comments, it appears farcical to debate or ignore the ROI gained from resilience training.

What leader wouldn’t want this for themselves, the staff in their team and all others in the business? If they didn’t want to improve the skill set of staff to become more resilient, one would have to question their commitment to the business.

Print out this blog and take several copies to your next executive meeting… then ask us to tailor a resilience training program that will meet the needs of your staff.

It would be our pleasure to deliver a training program that supports these documented outcomes to become a reality for your business.

We can be contacted on 1300 141 643 or by email at enquiries@workplaceharmonysolutions.com.au.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2018 - Volume 60 - Issue 1 - p 1–5

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