Team Resilience

Our Approach

Our approach within the Optimal team resilience model is based on the following factors:

  • It is built a foundation of solid research including the latest approaches and recognised interventions in the field of resilience
  • The fact that all aspects of resilience are developable
  • The model is flexible and interventions are shaped to suit the needs of the team
  • A team coaching approach is taken when working with a team
  • We develop managers and leaders to manage in a way that supports their team's resilience

Our Definition

The ability of a team to perform consistently at their optimal level, retaining flexible cognitive, behavioural and emotional responses, irrespective of prevailing challenges and conditions.

The Model

  • Clarity

Having a clear team purpose and sense of future direction (vision) with understandable milestones which are regularly reviewed. Also, having an agreed set of working principles and values, respective roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood, and there is clarity of stakeholder expectations.

  • Team Efficacy

A teams’ belief and confidence in their capabilities to organise and execute actions required to achieve the teams’ purpose and strategic objectives.

  • Energy

Collective awareness of mental, emotional and physical energy and managing it to optimise individual and team performance and well-being.

  • Relationship Management

A teams’ ability to understand perceive and manage thoughts, feelings and attitudes in self and with others. The capacity to proactively develop and nurture meaningful working relationships with team members.

  • Persistence

Ability of a team to remain focused on the strategic priorities and goals, particularly in times of change and adversity.

  • Mindful

The ability of a team to proactively notice, non-judgmentally, and attend to team and individual well-being and resilience.

  • Trust

Vulnerability based trust at an emotional level, where members of a team are comfortable sharing their mistakes, weaknesses and fears.

  • Support

The extent to which team members are kind, compassionate and supportive to themselves and others.