Human resilience at work refers to an individual's capacity to adapt, recover, and maintain well-being in the face of workplace challenges. It involves the ability to bounce back from setbacks, navigate stress, and sustain optimal performance. Resilience encompasses psychological, emotional, and physical aspects, emphasizing coping mechanisms, a positive mindset, and support systems.
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About the Author
Barbara Spitzer is the founder and CEO of Two Rivers Partners, LLC, a strategy firm that prepares organizations to navigate today's most disruptive forces by aligning business and workforce strategies and building organization effectiveness and strategy execution capabilities. Barbara works with senior executives to drive growth with digitization, sustainability, and leadership development, resulting in large-scale, purpose-driven transformation. Barbara is an experienced leader, working with executive teams and leaders to minimize workforce and cultural risk by galvanizing an organization around corporate goals, including leadership development, operating model and organization design, and change management.
Barbara led Accenture’s research on Human Resilience where she guided leaders on what they need to do to build the physical, mental relational well-being of their employees. Barbara managed Accenture relationship with Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s workplace well-being platform. Barbara serves on the Board of the National Alliance of Mental Illness – NYC and is a passionate advocate for mental wellness at work. Barbara is the US Board Chair of Restless Development, a global nonprofit that focuses on preparing youth around the world to lead transformation around today’s most pressing issues; climate, LGBTQ+, gender equality and others.
01:23 Would you introduce yourself to our listeners?
02:39 How does prioritizing physical well-being contribute to building resilience in the workplace?
05:50 Can you share examples of strategies that promote relational well-being and its impact on fostering resilience within teams?
10:10 How can organizations create a supportive environment that encourages open conversations about mental health to enhance overall resilience?
13:08 How can leaders and managers contribute to building a culture that values and prioritizes the holistic well-being of employees for increased resilience?
15:35 What are some practical steps organizations can take to integrate a comprehensive approach to well-being, encompassing physical, mental, and relational aspects, in their workplace resilience strategies?