Some of the strongest academic evidence regarding interventions to enhance personal resilience at work has been summarised below. These are empirical studies or work of publishable quality. There has been a lot of research into how resilience can be improved, with much of the research focusing on a wide range of protective factors which are associated with building personal resilience.
Unfortunately, there is no single protective factor or combination of resources that consistently leads to resilience for all individuals. Neither is there consistency in terms of our experience of adversity as one person’s adverse event may be another’s pleasure.The various protective factors do not in themselves infer resilience but rather the level of exposure and interaction between the factors is more influential. It is thought that the more protective factors within an intervention the better, as different situations demand different factors in order to be resilient.