Resilient teams


“Relationships between employees characterised by openness and generativity – where new things are learned, new opportunities identified, and new insights originate – enable groups of individuals to use their collective resources, process information, make sense of emergent issues, and see opportunities for effective courses of action.”

(Carmeli, Friedman & Tishler, 2013, taken from Van der Vegt, 2015)

The high performance of teams is critical to business success and resilience is the most fundamental aspect of achieving sustained excellence.

Resilient teams share a culture of respect, honesty and trust. They are deeply committed to both business and team goals, work hard to support one another in achieving them and take a collective responsibility for both successes and failures.

They embrace diversity, play to their strengths, and constructively challenge one another, as critical friends. Last but not least, they treat setbacks as learning opportunities, constantly looking for ways to improve, adapt and grow.

Wraw’s five pillars of resilience model provides a complete framework and structure from which to build these team behaviours, stretching (not straining) skills and abilities in a healthy high performing and sustainable way.

Drawing on the insights from the Wraw team report, the group can assess their collective level of resilience and social capital, exploring specific strategies and changes to strengthen these results.

Suitable for teams, drawing on results from the Wraw team report.