The resilient person and organization

Authored by: Jill Flint-Taylor , Alex Davda

The Routledge Companion to Wellbeing at Work

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138955943
eBook ISBN: 9781315665979
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315665979.ch2

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Abstract

The concept of resilience is attracting considerable interest in today’s climate of uncertainty and change. It is not a new topic, however, even in the work context. For many years there has been a well-established stream of research and practice relating to the development of individual resilience, with the cognitive behavioral approach (Neenan, 2009) being particularly well documented in the popular press and academic literature. Recently, the growing influence of the positive psychology movement (Snyder & Lopez, 2009) has led to an expansion of the range of approaches and interventions seen to be relevant to strengthening resilience in individuals and organizations. Further insights and practical guidance are also emerging from the neurobiological approach to treating mood and anxiety disorders (Southwick & Charney, 2012).

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