We’ve been working in and around projects and project people for a very long time. We have noticed that one of the most vital tools we have as project and change practitioners is Resilience, and we’ve been sharing our Resilience Toolkit at events and conferences across the country.
The Mindset Toolkits For Successful Projects And Change
In todays world of 365 & 24/7 access we are being asked even more to ‘do more with less’. There’s a huge draw on our requirement to continue performing, and the ability to do so is arguably one of the single most important assets we can have.
We’ve spent a lot of time working with practitioners who are coping and those who are showing signs of pressure. We’ve decoded resilience. We’ve developed an approach to building a Resilience Toolkit that works with both individuals and teams. We’ve shared this approach with hundreds of practitioners, and we’ve been getting great feedback.
One of the first sessions we did was at the CIPD conference where we shared our Resilience Toolkit with HR professionals from various industry sectors.
The 7 key reasons
The CIPD delegates were specifically interested in coaching at work, and they identified seven key reasons for coaching on this topic. They wanted to:
- Position coaching as a strategic imperative for business success.
- Create a rigorous approach to measuring and evaluating coaching within your organisation.
- Use coaching as a tool to engage, motivate and retain your staff.
- Enable yourself and your organization to coach through conflict constructively.
- Empower individuals at all levels to proactively develop themselves and others.
- Implement successful coaching initiatives that meet business needs.
- Increase your own and your team’s ability to cope in adverse conditions.
Our session acknowledged that Change requires a resilient workforce. We are certain that the current period of uncertainty is unlikely to subside any time soon. So it continues to be critical that individuals are equipped with the right skills to cope with uncertainty and adapt to change.
In our view, coaching is a powerful intervention that can be deployed for both individuals and teams. If done right, it builds confidence and flexibility and allows individuals to manage and respond to change much more effectively.
Not only does this build confidence and self awareness, it also drives business and project performance through a more inspired, flexible and productive workforce.
And, just before we finish – the insight that seems to get the most traction in our resilience masterclasses? As well as focusing on those areas of work and life that cause your resilience levels to drop, notice what you can do to get a quick resilience fix. Whether grabbing a coffee with a trusted colleague, getting some fresh air at lunch time, finding some great music or an inspiring podcast – the little bits of ‘phew’ that you can find during the day can make a real difference to your mindset.
Want more resilience for your project teams?
Learn more about our Resilience Toolkits and the Resilience Masterclasses.