Emotional resilience: 2

Tom Barton

This second of a two-part series investigates identifying pessimistic thinking in employees, and improving optimism and emotional resilience in the workplace.

In part one, we looked at how individuals’ pessimistic "explanatory styles" can hinder their recovery, diminish return to work outcomes, decrease productivity and increase their chance of illness or injury by more than twice. For those injured workers who have a tendency to err on the side of pessimism, the likelihood of developing secondary problems is greatly increased. Profiling workers’ explanatory styles helps to gauge whether a...

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Published 29 November, 2010 | Updated 29 July, 2014