Being part of a happy, effective team and having your own support team will help you to be more resilient when facing challenges. Use the resilience chat cards (people) help you. If you want to build better relationships or become part of a higher performing team, take a look at this step.

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”

Steve Maraboli

Do you find yourself in any of these situations?

“My team are stressing me out.”

“My manager is putting too much pressure on me.”

“I don’t think I’m getting the most out of my team.”

“It feels like a colleague has a problem with me / something I’ve done.”

“There’s a really negative atmosphere in my department, with lots of gossiping and it’s bringing me down.”

“I don’t feel recognised or acknowledged for my work / effort / contribution.”

Find your support team and use the resilience cards from the Welbee learning centre. Picture of two people supporting a third person.

If so these are actions you can take

  1. Express your feelings:
  2. Find some time to discuss openly and respectfully how you’re feeling with your manager or an individual who is bothering you in some way. It can be cathartic and resolve situations.
  3. Walk away: if other people’s gossiping or negativity are pulling you down, choose to walk away or try to change the subject to something more positive.
  4. Be empathetic: visualise the other person’s perspective to understand how they feel and why they may be behaving as they are. It can help you re-align how you feel / view the situation.
  5. Recognise your team / colleagues: take the time to say ‘thank you’ and / or ‘well done’. It will start a reciprocal culture of gratitude and recognition which will boost positive energy.
  6. If you want others to change behaviour: recognise and be prepared to change too.

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If you have any questions or would like to find out more about building resilience or improving staff wellbeing, please get in touch.

Other articles in our resilience and wellbeing toolkit

Resilience and wellbeing toolkit (introduction)

The difference between pressure and stress

The symptoms of stress and lower resilience

Managing stress and building resilience

The major causes of workplace stress

13 tips to build your energy and wellbeing

Resilience Chat cards

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Find your passion

Find your purpose

Plan for what might happen

Develop a positive mindset

Take physical action


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