The world today can feel stressful. The news is filled with stories of divisive politics, dramatic social change, dire consequences of climate change, and helplessness in the face of global conflict and terrorism. With all of this as a backdrop it would seem like the workday would come as a welcome relief. But this is not the case. In fact, this is where stress becomes more personal — relentless deadlines, difficult people, ambiguous assignments, constant change, and not enough autonomy — these stressors can adversely affect emotional and physical health. All of these issues are a wake-up call for people and organizations to be proactive about developing Resilience.
Agility has become an often-used buzzword in business. At the top levels of consultancies, in boardrooms, in the C-suite and in the leadership realm of product innovators, Agility has been a topic of conversation for many years. But despite the chatter and buzz, there is evidence that little, is being done on a practical basis to implement approaches to becoming more agile.