30 Jan Using positive psychology to cope with fear at work
Post Bloody-Monday, the slashing of jobs is expected to continue at a pace that might rival the layoffs numbers the U-S saw in the early 1980’s. Change is certainly the order of the day. And as just about every Industrial Organizational Psychology blog out there quotes, “It’s not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” (No, Darwin did not say it, at least not officially)
Responsive to change, not reactive. Two completely different approaches. But to be responsive indicates there’s an ability to take a step back from whatever change has occured, before abruptly over reacting. Is this an inherent skill or one that has to be cultivated?
Human’s by makeup are a warehouse of resilience. However, we are conditioned toward flight or fight. Our bodies generally heal when damaged, our hearts overcome saddness in order to survive, our minds expand with knowledge – often after the mistakes we make. But cultivating resilience is not something we discuss frequently. Now is a good time.
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