Basics, Resilience

Identify Resilience

Resilience - Rubberband

A stretched rubber in a rubber band, the moment you leave it, it returns to its original form / shape. Its capable of being stretched to a certain point until it breaks and changes its shape. This nature of rubber band that it could handle the stress, and yet bounce back to its original shape without a permanent change in shape. It is not an instant process, it may take time. The flexibility of the rubber band, to adjust to the stress and bounce back to its normal shape. This is its Resilience

Presidential Directory Policy (PDP),  defines Resilience as “It is the ability to prepare for & adapt to changing conditions and withstand & recover rapidly from disruptions

To define Resilience, we should clarify how we see it: as a continuous process, a trait, or a result/outcome. Often we think about resilience as an upgrade to recovery procedures or continuity.
Resilience isn’t a plan or a recovery procedure or an answer to question whether you can recover or not.

In reality, resilience more likely exists on a continuum that may be present to differing degrees across multiple domains of life (Pietrzak & Southwick, 2011).

An individual who adapts well to stress in a workplace or in an academic setting, may fail to adapt well in their personal life or in their relationships.


Resilience may change over time as a function of development and one’s interaction with the environment (e.g., Kim-Cohen & Turkewitz, 2012).

For example, a high degree of maternal care and protection may be resilience-enhancing during infancy, but may interfere with individuation during adolescence or young adulthood.

Resilience  is the capacity to bounce back from a disturbance or interruption.

A person with good resilience will be able to adjust adapt and recover from any difficult situation easily than anyone else.

Resilience might not be a 100% immune from all situations. Our aim is to find a balance between prevention and resilience, ensure our PPT (People, Process & Technology) survive to the maximum extend possible.

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