True Grit: Building Resilient Teams



In this article from the Summer 2020 edition of the Armstrong Craven Review, our experts have taken a look at the new skills required for businesses to survive and how acquisition teams can identify candidates with grit.

What’s included in the article?

In this article from our Summer 2020 Armstrong Craven Review, our experts analyse the skills necessary to build a resilient team. 

Our expert has taken an in-depth look at what a resilient team truly is and how can companies can provide support to help build resilience in their current team members. 

The article covers key issues such as: 

  • What is resilience?
  • How can you identify resilient candidates?
  • How do you build resilient teams?

For many people, 2020 has been the most challenging year of their lives, rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and global countermeasures to contain it. With unemployment hitting record highs in Europe and the US despite efforts to protect jobs, and whole industries grinding to a halt, those able to continue to work safely from home while sheltering in place are the lucky ones.  

Over four months after the first lockdown measures, with no return to normal working in sight, businesses all over the world are beginning to consider how to adapt and up-skill their existing teams, at every level, to work effectively in a permanent state of disruption. This has led to a renewed focus on identifying and developing “soft” skills, usually social, interpersonal and communication skills, particular at the leadership level. One which is often overlooked, but which is fundamental to individual and group success in challenging times, is resilience. 

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