What is resilience?

Resilience has been a hot word these days in the corporate context, especially when people talk about crisis management and business continuity management.

Like CM and BCM, “resilience” is defined by different people from different perspectives.

We have created a thread on padlet to gather your understanding and definition of resilience.

Here are some examples of how people view resilience:

  • Resilience is an adaptive and process by which one returns back to functioning that one had before a stress or a dramatic event.
  • Resilience is your ability to handle the situation that impacts normal operations of your life, that allows you to continue to move forward.

  • Resilience is the process where you adjust to the new normal.
  • Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. (American Psychology Association)

  • Resilience is the ability of a system to withstand changes in its environment and still function. (Wekipedia)

  • Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise. (Psychology Today)

  • Resilience is an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. (Merriam-Webster)

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Now, what is your definition of resilience?

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