WHEN LIFE GIVES US LEMONS…
RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE – TOWARDS A CAREER-RESILIENT WORKFORCE
RESILIENCE: ‘THE ABILITY TO BOUNCE BACK FAST AFTER A SETBACK’
Resilience has been described as the ability to bounce or leap back from being knocked down by life’s adversities, subsequently rising stronger than what you were before. One could perhaps rather identify with more the image of someone crawling forward on hands and knees, and clumsily rising like a new-born giraffe. The words ‘bounce’ and ‘rise’ don’t do justice to the lifelong process of building resilience by way of perseverance through blood, sweat and tears.
The year 2020 taught Namibian employers a few lessons and we are still learning as we approach the halfway mark for 2021. For many businesses, the effect of the pandemic was devastating, and most businesses find it very hard to stay resilient through the slow post-Covid recovery phase. One of the major concerns remains the ability of the workforce to remain resilient. How can an employer help the workforce to develop career resilience in this situation?
NANGULA NELULU UAANDJA
Nangula Nelulu Uaandja, the chief executive officer (CEO) at the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB), says someone recently captured the essence of the concept of resilience as: the ability to bounce back fast after a setback.