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Positive resilience is a key capability that differentiates people’s ability to thrive, not just survive in the workplace. It is the ability to build a strong base of positive resilience from which people can launch, sustain and grow themselves. Building on the research coming out of Stanford University, our own research has led to the development of the Resilience Index. 

Why resilience matters

Resilient people are focused, tenacious and determined. They have developed highly effective ways of operating that help protect them against the negative effects of stress and pressure, allowing them to ‘bounce-back’ and recover from setbacks, and ‘bounce-forward’ from those experiences to adapt, learn and grow.

The peoplewise Positive Resilience Model

The peoplewise model identifies 5 factors that comprise positive resilience: purposefulness, perspective, control, connectedness and growth. We see that these factors come together to form a ‘base camp’ for personal and collective growth. The stronger the base camp, the higher the level of resilience. This leads to higher performance for the individual, team or organisation.

About the Resilience Index 

The peoplewise Resilience Index has been designed and developed to assess the five key factors of positive resilience. The Positive Resilience model that underlies the Resilience Index has been scientifically researched, validated and applied successfully across a wide range of jobs and professions at all organisational levels – from front-line to executive.

These factors do not reflect specific skills or knowledge, but rather the personal qualities that underpin an individual's capability to harness pressure and challenge to stimulate and drive optimal performance. The Resilience Index questionnaire is designed to measure these qualities by assessing the evaluations that people make about themselves and their functioning in their performance environment.

Click here to read our white paper on Positive Resilience 

Building on the research coming out of Stanford University, our own research has led to the development of the Resilience Index

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