I’m back with my final soft skill for the finance industry, resilience. If you have spent any time at all working in the finance industry, you will know that it can be a demanding and stressful place to work. Though it's hugely rewarding, knockbacks aren’t uncommon, and you are bound to stumble across a hurdle or two. When you have resilience as a soft skill, you are better equipped to bounce back from setbacks at work, and you are likely to find it easier to stay focused on achieving long term goals.
What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?
When I first started thinking about resilience, I found it difficult to come up with a definition. Everyone knows what it means to be resilient, but it’s hard to quantify that into a skill that’s beneficial at work. For me, at least where being a finance professional is concerned, resilience refers to how effectively you handle difficult experiences at work.
It’s having the ability to bounce back and carry on, even when you are faced with problems and challenges. It means being able to handle whatever is thrown at you, without letting your emotions or thoughts get in the way of your success. But, being resilient doesn’t simply mean being able to overcome challenges when they arise, it means being proactive at all times. When you are resilient, you find it easier to solve daily problems and day-to-day tasks feel more doable.
Creating a Team of Resilience Professionals
Highlight Strengths and Work on Weaknesses - In the finance industry, some people are more resilient than others, but it is a soft skill that can be worked on. Take the time to sit down with employees and provide feedback. Let them know what they are succeeding in, and where they could make improvements. Someone who is aware of their strengths and weaknesses is likely to find it a lot easier to be resilient, as they see challenges as opportunities for growth.
Focus on Emotional and Physical Wellbeing - Employees will find it a lot easier to be resilient if their physical and mental health are being taken care of. It’s not uncommon for negative thoughts to hold someone back at work, so ensure that employees have the self-confidence to overcome these. It’s a lot easier to be resilient when you are feeling confident, happy and successful.
Encourage Staff to Be Self-Driven - Though it’s important for employees to feel supported and valued by you, it’s also important for them to have some inner drive. Being self-driven makes it a lot easier to be productive at work, and it can prevent tasks from becoming overwhelming during busy times of the year. When someone is self-driven, they are more likely to bounce back from an unforeseen setback, as they have the confidence and determination to continue on.
Ready to elevate your finance team's resilience? Don't miss out on the opportunity to supercharge your professionals with this essential soft skill. Take action now to unlock their potential and lead your team to success. Start implementing these resilience-building strategies today, and watch your team thrive in the finance industry. Stay tuned for more valuable insights, and let's create a resilient and high-performing team together!