Although stress at work is nothing new, it has been on the rise for many years now. When people are feeling overwhelmed they are unable to cope with adversity and are often paralysed by inaction. This decreases productivity and increases other organisational costs.
Organisations need employees who adapt to unexpected changes, but also recognise opportunities and capitalise on them. They need people who will foster change and who are innovators, visionaries, trendsetters, initiators and implementers. Personal agility means adopting a flexible mindset that promotes the generation and implementation of original, valuable ideas.
Companies are constantly undergoing change, often involving a fundamental realignment of strategy and direction. The half-life of most products and services is now so short that companies have no choice but to constantly anticipate the future and adjust to new demands. Unfortunately for many of these companies, massive change efforts are no guarantee of success. […]