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Resilience @ Work means having the capacity to manage everyday work demands and remain healthy. It is being able to regroup and take positive insight from unexpected setbacks and be proactive about preparing for future challenges. Resilience is key to feeling productive and positive, particularly when working through periods of change. 

R@W model 
There is a self-assessment survey attached to the ‘Resilience @ Work’ model enabling individuals to gain personal insight to their own responses to the 7 elements of workplace resilience. If you would like to understand how you are currently managing the 7 elements of workplace resilience completing the 10—15-minute survey will generate your own personal and confidential report. The report will be debriefed with you by one of our UniSA resilience coaches. Your report will only be seen by you and your coach and the coaching session will also remain confidential. If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Resilience at Work’ model, you can visit the R@W website.

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Summary of tips for investing in the 7 elements of Resilience

Knowing and holding onto our personal values, deploying our strengths, and having a good level of emotional awareness and regulation.

Investing in this element

  • Role model values regardless of what is happening around us, not imposing these on others
  • Find ways to use strengths either at work or outside of work (using strengths make us feel successful)
  • Tune into our emotions, recognise our triggers, replace judgement with curiosity, take a break, talk with someone

Having work that offers purpose and a sense of belonging. Our work also aligns with our core values and beliefs. Feeling connected.

Investing in this element:

  • Keep the WHY central to the task we complete
  • Find ways of connecting with others in the team or the larger group

Staying optimistic and keeping a solution-focus when things go wrong. Reframing setbacks and minimise the impact of any negativity around us

Investing in this element: 

  • Focus on what we can influence
  • Avoid generalising and personalising
  • Remind ourselves of what is working and going well
  • Recognise when we are beginning to panic – breathe!

Having good self-care routines that help us manage everyday stressors. Manage your workload effectively. Work to create balance and ensuring time for relaxation and recovery.

Investing in this element:

  • Build in breaks
  • Engage in regular activities that help take our mind off work tasks
  • Practise mindfulness 5 things I see, hear, feel,
  • Develop work-home transitions 

Seeking feedback and advice asking for support and providing support readily to others.

Investing in this element: 

  • Seek valid information to promote confidence and adaptability
  • Use feedback as information and data to continue to improve
  • ‘No man is an island’ - ask for help, beware the martyr syndrome
  • Offer to help others – this promotes goodwill and can be personally rewarding

Maintaining a good level of physical fitness, having a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep.

Investing in this element:

  • Drink more water
  • Take the stairs, hold walk and talk meetings, get out of the house at lunch time,
  • Invest in routines that support more and deeper sleep – cut off screens before bed, deep breaths, calming thoughts

Developing and maintaining the personal and professional support networks you need at home and at work in order to perform well in your job.

Investing in this element: 

  • Recognise help we may need, then consider who can help
  • Quality not quantity of people around us
  • Invest time in friendships, family, work relationships