In this article from the Harvard Business Review, resilience is defined as the ability to recover from setbacks and has been identified as a key factor of success. We look at how it has been proven to affect work satisfaction, engagement, and overall well-being including lowering depression levels. However, resilience isn’t as simple as personal “bounce-back”. It is not solely dependent on one’s internal strength to persevere.

Recent studies indicate that having strong relationships and networks, within the workplace and in personal lives, contributes significantly to building resilience. These interactions and relationships make the challenges we face dramatically different by helping us find purpose and a way forward through adversity.

Are your relationships helping you build resilience?

Article written by Rob Cross, Karen Dillon, and Danna Greenberg, Harvard Business Review