Employee Resilience Research Group (EmpRes)

Research Group Summary

The Canterbury earthquakes introduced severe and unique challenges to the region, including organisations dealing with loss of buildings, customers, and employees dealing with relocation, restructuring, rebuilding. Many of the challenges that were originally prompted by the earthquakes are now part of the everyday life in organisations, resulting in a "new normal" which both managers and employees need to adjust to.

Resilience in organisations and among employees is relevant in any context which introduces challenges and change, and transcends a post-disaster context. We therefore couple rigorous scientific methodologies with practitioner expertise to encourage organisations to capitalise on employee resilience, and guide the process of increasing organisational resilience and performance through staff capabilities.

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Members - UC Staff

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Subject Area: Disciplines