What and how can we actually measure resilience? To answer this Jurie Rossouw, CEO at Driven, has investigated many existing models of resilience and combined them with neurological models to better explain resilience.
We are complex beings. Therefore, it makes sense that there are a great many different factors that contribute to resilience including:
- beliefs we hold of the world, of ourselves and others;
- information we have access to;
- biases, skills, and education;
- mental processes and behaviours.
To make sense of all of these, it’s useful to group related components into domains. Through Driven’s research they’ve grouped these components into six distinct domains that explain the specific factors that makes a person resilient.
- Vision – Vision is about your sense of purpose, goals, and personal vision for yourself.
- Composure – It’s about regulating emotions. The fight-or-flight response of the brain loves to flare up when facing conflict or hearing about a sudden change at work.
- Reasoning – Creativity and innovative problem solving is incredibly useful when facing challenges along the way.
- Tenacity – Persistence is the key. Einstein pointed out the importance of persistence for success when he said that “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”. In a globalised world, success is no longer a given.
- Collaboration – We are social beings. The brain has a deep fundamental need for connection with others to be able to thrive.
- Health – The foundational domain. Good health means looking after your body through what you eat, doing exercise, and getting quality sleep.
To read the full article from Driven click here.