Why Millenials and GenZs are Considered as Resilient Generations

And How to Redefine Resiliency in Today’s Pandemic Crisis

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The Covid-19 pandemic crisis brought to light the vulnerability of critical systems in our government and society as a whole. A stronger sense of awareness and responsibility is now becoming essential to attain success and sustainability in various work environments.

Professionals in the education and business sectors are gearing towards more intensive skills training to respond to the demands of a fast-paced work environment. However, as unexpected circumstances continue to arise, the resilience of companies is now also being tested.

Defining Millenials’ and GenZs’ Resilience

Importance of Responding Resiliently and How it Affects the Workforce

Responding resiliently is especially important today due to the dynamic and unpredictable changes in today’s business environment. This is often a result of various sources that could stretch and stress the business systems. The pandemic crisis we are experiencing has shown that a company’s response and adaptability can make or break a business environment.

Redefining Resilient Companies in Today’s Work Environment

The Covid-19 crisis could offer a unique opportunity to revise their business models and rebuild it towards a more systemic resilient model. Instead of just trying to mitigate risk or damage, or recreating what previously existed, a more resilient company should aim to seek an advantage in adversity.

Crises can also be used to shift an organization’s perspective and time horizon towards long-term plans. It can also accelerate transformational change because new needs may arise as competitors may be incapacitated in the long run. Resilience requires systemic solutions and systems thinking, which in turn requires collaborative actions not just between the customers and the employers, but among the stakeholders and employees as well.

A sustainable business should not just focus on the earned value, but also on the flexibility and adaptability and other critical components of resilience, which includes the benefits and capabilities that could be gained by an organization based on a systems strategy they intend to adopt.

Resilient businesses also try to look at things from a new perspective while creating alternative ways of reacting to unique situations. In this case, diversity and variations go hand in hand when it comes to handling unpredictable circumstances.

Resilience is not just about adjusting strategies while dealing with extreme conditions, it gears towards rebuilding organizations that utilize support systems while premeditating the occurrence of constant change. Not only does this prevent rigid measures that could limit an organization, but it also offers less risk by providing opportunities for minor repetitive adjustments, rather than unexpectedly adapting through a one-shot major adjustment.

How a company responds to change often determines the long-term success of the organization. As it is detrimental to consistently utilize traditional business models, it has now become even more evident that organizations need to rebuild their strategies with resilient responses in mind.

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