Increase employee resilience?  When an employee feels good and has a positive attitude, he performs considerably better. Unfortunately, there are always sources of stress at work and employees have to deal with negative emotions that can deplete. The workload can increase because more productivity is required or because the assignments become more complex. Unspoken expectations and miscommunication can also increase stress levels. A certain amount of stress does not have to always be bad and can give an employee that extra push to go for it. But too much stress is not good. How is it possible that one employee seems to cope better with stress than another? What can a manager do to help employees become more resilient?

Meaningful Work

Resilient people can continue well and keep their focus. They succeed, among other things, because they have clear ambitions that are very meaningful to them. As a manager, do you know what motivates your employees? Make sure they feel that they are important to the company, that they contribute to a larger whole and that their work makes sense. When an employee is enthusiastic and passionate about his work, he is better able to deal with a temporarily increased workload or changes. Meaningful work means that the right employee is in the right place.

For this, read the article: Internal mobility

Resilient employees

Enough Rest

It is known that in Dutch culture that ‘lazing’ is actually not accepted. We do not allow ourselves or others to take it easy every now and then. Yet it is generally known that working hard all the time is not healthy either. The right balance between tension and relaxation will yield the best results. It is therefore important that you keep an eye on whether employees dare to take time off and allow themselves time out or a holiday. Or do they take their work home or do they work a lot? Let them know that it is important to take time to rest and that life is about more than just work. For example, propose them to take a number of free hours or to close the working day earlier.

The right balance revolves around a work-rest ratio. Employees who always give 100% eventually perform less and burnout earlier.

Prevent a burnout of employees with this article: Colleague with burnout, what can you do?

Healthy Living

The productivity of employees increases considerably if they exercise enough, eat a variety of balanced food and get enough sleep. Moreover, their resilience is increased if they live healthily. Therefore, try to keep an eye on the eating behaviour of your employees and motivate them to eat healthier. For example, make sure there is fruit in the office. You could also promote sport and exercise in the department. This is especially important for office jobs. Healthy food in stress situations is crucial. Stress depletes the body and must, therefore, be able to recover.

Also read: learning goals for employees (to reduce stress)

Space for Development

Resilient employees do not allow themselves to be overwhelmed by stress situations, because they can put the situation in perspective. They realize that after a while the situation can be completely different and that it could always be worse. Neither can they be upset if something goes wrong. They see it as an opportunity to learn. Managers can give their employees room to learn and develop themselves. It is often required that everyone be equally good at everything and you should be able to handle everything. If you don’t know or can’t do something, it is understood as a weakness. You cannot be vulnerable. Try to break this way of thinking as a manager by not seeing the shortcomings of employees as a weakness, but by giving them room to develop.

Also read: Reintegration of an employee after burnout

‘Everything you pay attention to grows. If you focus on work happiness, the absence will decrease’

 Helping to increase employee resilience

Increasing the employee resilience of employees revolves around changing/adjusting vision and gaining autonomy. How does an employee view his work? (vision) How can an employee be and stay himself? (autonomy). How can an employee increase his resilience?

Conquer burnout and stress

Reducing stress and recovering from burnout can be quite the challenge. With the help of our professional coaches, we are convinced that a full recovery is within reach. Our years of experience has taught us what stepping stones will help you reach your goal more effectively and how to make sure the changes you make will be of help to you for the rest of your life. Let’s turn your burnout or stress into your best life ever.

Similar Posts


  1. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good site with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for keeping this web-site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

  2. excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  3. Thanks for another fantastic article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  4. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

  5. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  6. I do accept as true with all of the concepts you have presented on your post. They are very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for novices. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  7. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

  8. I like what you guys are up too. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my site 🙂

  9. Good post. I be taught something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It can at all times be stimulating to learn content from other writers and observe somewhat one thing from their store. I’d choose to make use of some with the content on my weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a hyperlink on your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  11. I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely enjoy reading all that is written on your site.Keep the tips coming. I liked it!

  12. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  13. Somebody necessarily assist to make seriously articles I’d state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular publish extraordinary. Wonderful process!

  14. Awsome post and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you people have any ideea where to employ some professional writers? Thanks 🙂

  15. I like this blog very much, Its a very nice situation to read and get information. “A little in one’s own pocket is better than much in another man’s purse.” by Miguel de Cervantes.

  16. I just could not depart your website before suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often to check up on new posts

  17. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Bless you!

  18. I will immediately snatch your rss as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me understand in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  19. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful info to paintings on. You’ve done an impressive job and our whole group might be thankful to you.

  20. My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  21. Simply wish to say your article is as surprising.
    The clarity to your publish is just great and that
    i can think you’re an expert in this subject. Fine with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to keep updated with coming near near post.
    Thank you a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  22. This is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.

    Short but very precise info… Thank you for sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  23. Hi there very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I am satisfied to search out numerous useful information here in the submit, we need work out extra techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *