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Resilience: New Paths for Building and Sustaining Individual and Organizational Capacity

The Role of Individual Differences in Occupational Stress and Well Being

ISBN: 978-0-85724-711-7, eISBN: 978-0-85724-712-4

ISSN: 1479-3555

Publication date: 10 August 2011

Abstract

The concept of resilience has exploded in the popular press covering topics from sports to the environment to the economy. Organizational scholars across disciplines have joined the discussion, but much remains unknown about the ability to build resilience capacity at work. Individual and organizational resilience is challenged by a world in constant flux, and having the ability to navigate unexpected or significant change is vital for success and well-being. This chapter explores several promising avenues of research to gain a better understanding of factors that build resilience capacity at work. We take an interdisciplinary approach to examine leadership, job crafting, and humor, through the lens of sensemaking, as a means to increase resilience capacity.

Citation

Zellars, K.L., Justice, L. and Beck, T.E. (2011), "Resilience: New Paths for Building and Sustaining Individual and Organizational Capacity", Perrewé, P.L. and Ganster, D.C. (Ed.) The Role of Individual Differences in Occupational Stress and Well Being (Research in Occupational Stress and Well Being, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3555(2011)0000009005

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