The late Warren Bennis, the pioneer scholar of contemporary leadership, concluded that “adaptive capacity or resilience is the single most important quality in a leader or in anyone else for that matter who hopes to lead a healthy, meaningful life”.

Resilience enables people to adapt, thrive, and grow in the face of adversity. Resilience is a group-level, social phenomenon in any organization where team members rely on each other to work effectively in a challenging environment.

Continuous change is the status quo in many organizations. All the experts on organizational change agree that change creates adversity. Resilience is essential for successful and sustainable change.

Resilience is about individuals and teams being able to work through challenging conditions in such a way that the organization becomes stronger and more prepared for future challenges.

Is effective teamwork critical to the success of your organization?

Does your organization operate in a challenging environment?