We are looking at this idea of resilience – personal and organizational. As we have stated, resilience is significant in that it is a character trait that must be found in the individual – or group of individuals – before it can be found within a team organization.
We have also come to see resilience as something you must do, as opposed to to something you are. True resilience is not an action. Rather, it is a process.
The process of resilience can be found within the 6 E’s of Resilience. Each “E” is a step – a mindset or attitude – in the process of becoming a highly resilient person, team or organization.
Expect – Anticipate the change and disruption that is coming.
Equip – Prepare for the change and disruption that is coming through training and development.
Execute – Make decisions on how to respond to change and disruption and execute decisions effectively.
Evolve – Make the necessary changes in order to remain stable and viable through the change and disruption.
Establish – Adapt to the change and disruption by establishing new norms and expectations.
Evaluate – Evaluate the impact of the outer change and disruption. Evaluate the inner response and evolution to the outer change and disruption. Compare and contrast. Ask the questions: “Did we evolve appropriately? Are we stable? Are we viable?”