Building Resilience for Success: A Resource for Managers and Organizations

Hardcover | July 9, 2013

byC. Cooper, J. Flint-taylor, M. Pearn

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What can help employees to stay effective in the face of tough demands and difficult circumstances, and equip them to bounce back from setbacks?

When it comes to workplace pressure, managers' actions can mean the difference between improving or permanently damaging resilience in the workforce. Drawing on contemporary research and professional case studies, the authors of this definitive guide examine the main sources of work related stress, and explore how personal resilience can be developed both within and outside the work context. They take the value of resilience beyond bouncing back, to include sustainable recovery, buffering against ongoing stress, and measurable benefits for business performance. The result is an expert resource for managers and professionals including human resource specialists, learning and development practitioners and organizational psychologists. It includes suggestions and proven techniques for commissioning, designing and delivering resilience-building solutions for the workplace.

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What can help employees to stay effective in the face of tough demands and difficult circumstances, and equip them to bounce back from setbacks? When it comes to workplace pressure, managers' actions can mean the difference between improving or permanently damaging resilience in the workforce. Drawing on contemporary research and profe...

CARY COOPER is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is the author of over 125 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, television, and radio. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230361285

ISBN - 13:9780230361287

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I
1. Understanding Resilience
2. "The Individual + The Situation" - Personal Resilience at Work
3. Resilience Building Over the Years: From Remedial to Performance-enhancing

PART II
4. What Individuals Can Do To Build Their Resilience
5. What Individuals Can Do: Stregthening the Four Personal Resilience Resources
6. Organizational Approaches: The Individual at Work
7. Organizational Interventions: The Workplace Situation

Part III
8. The Future of Resilience and its Role in Achieving Wider Organizational Objectives