Well-being in the Workplace – A guide to resilience for individuals and teams is aimed at managers who need to build resilience in both themselves and their team and improve their own and others’ well-being. Managers, team leaders, those in HR roles, and employees looking to adapt to new ways of working will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. About the Author
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Disclaimer
  8. Contents
  9. Chapter 1: What is resilience?
    1. Introduction
    2. What is resilience?
    3. The need for resilience during and after the pandemic
    4. Characteristics of resilient work professionals
    5. The link between resilience and well-being taking care of mental, emotional, social and physical health
    6. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  10. Chapter 2: The challenges for managers of building resilience in themselves and others
    1. Introduction
    2. Case study
    3. Lack of control
    4. Typical causes of stress
    5. When pressure turns to stress: spotting the signs of a decrease in well-being and resilience
    6. Self-care
    7. Coping with stress
    8. Watch out for signs of stress in others
    9. The consequences if resilience declines for the manager and for the team
    10. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  11. Chapter 3: Assess your own levels of resilience
    1. Resilience self-assessment inventory
    2. How to interpret your scores
    3. The four energies and why they matter
    4. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  12. Chapter 4: Tips for physical well-being
    1. Activity and mood
    2. Case study
    3. Building physical activity into your daily routine
    4. Eating well
    5. Quality sleep
    6. Take regular breaks
    7. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  13. Chapter 5: Tips for emotional well-being
    1. What is emotional well-being?
    2. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  14. Chapter 6: Tips for mental well-being
    1. The power of the mind
    2. Positive thinking
    3. Recognise your strengths
    4. Circles of influence and control
    5. Taking control
    6. Self-coaching questions
    7. Breathing techniques
    8. Meditation
    9. Be aware when resilience is not helpful
    10. Supporting our mental health
    11. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  15. Chapter 7: Tips for social well-being
    1. Why social well-being is important
    2. Support network map
    3. Connecting with others in a virtual world
    4. Be grateful
    5. The power of helping others
    6. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  16. Chapter 8: Building resilience in team members
    1. Put well-being on the team agenda
    2. Actions the manager can take to build team resilience
    3. Regular two-way communication
    4. Build the social element of work
    5. The power of recognition
    6. Career development
    7. Highlight the importance of well-being
    8. Team temperature checks
    9. One-to-one check-ins around well-being
    10. Team resilience questionnaire
    11. Case study
    12. Compassionate leadership
    13. Reflection and action points from this chapter
  17. Chapter 9: Conclusion and making habits stick
    1. The benefits of building resilience
    2. Review your objectives and set goals
    3. Making habits stick
  18. Further reading