I read this article about “5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work”. This snippet appealed to me in particular:
“More than five decades of research point to the fact that resilience is built by attitudes, behaviors and social supports that can be adopted and cultivated by anyone. Factors that lead to resilience include optimism; the ability to stay balanced and manage strong or difficult emotions; a sense of safety and a strong social support system.”
It made me think about how the best company cultures embody social support into their makeup. The foundation of that social support is your values. And the one that is top of mind for me is empathy, especially during times of crisis. Our cultures and our communities need to encourage connection, compassion and an affinity to serve a greater purpose.