Developing career resilience
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Developing career resilience

5 Strategies to support emotional resilience in the workplace

In Week 3 you started looking at resilience in different sectors. Some people leave stressful workplaces because of burnout. Others are able to thrive within very demanding organisational situations and succeed in the face of the same ongoing challenges. So what can you learn from the strategies that professionals use to maintain emotional resilience at work?

Activity 7 Motivation and reward at work

Timing: Allow about 15 minutes

Watch the video ‘Nursing – value and reward’ and note down the rewards the speakers identify that they gain from their work. Open the link to the video (below) in a new window or tab.

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The speakers describe helping patients understand their disease, making a difference, helping children through hard times, mental stimulation, being appreciated and supporting patients’ recoveries among other rewards. They are clear about the difficulties but also recognise what makes the job worthwhile for them.

What motivates you? How far does your current role give opportunities for this?

Are there ways you can increase the impact of the things that motivate you?

For example, if you love reading thank-you notes from clients, can you frame them and put them on your desk?

If you are motivated by the unexpected, can you plan in new projects once a quarter? Note down any thoughts you might have.

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