Building a resilient culture has been the focus of successful organizations and leaders for decades. Resiliency is just as important in the workforce as it is in a personal life—strengthening the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. In business—just as in life—ups and downs are inevitable. And when your culture is based on resilience, you can ride the waves and come out ahead.
But what most CEOs and other leaders get wrong is understanding how to build a resilient culture. And the how starts with creating a culture of connection and community. When everyone on the team—or in the business—feels connected to the mission of the business, respected for their work, and supported by their colleagues, you create a community that helps everyone better cope with change, support each other during hard times, share the good, and dispel feelings of fear and insecurity.
What are the steps to achieve such a culture? We asked 13 CEOs for advice. In these pages they share 13 crucial lessons and 13 actionable insights you can take to build a culture of resilience in your company.