When you think of resilience, you might picture that punch drunk boxer coming back for more. But Harvard Business Review contributors Michelle Gielan and Shawn Achor say resilience is not about how you endure. It’s about how you recharge.
Research indicates that there is a direct correlation between lack of recovery and increased health and safety problems. That’s why many industries, like trucking and airlines, have instituted policies that restrict employees from pushing themselves to the point of exhaustion. Disruptive sleep can also impede a person’s ability to think clearly and perform safely — which comes at a price. In 2011, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimated that insomnia cost US companies over $63 billion dollars a year in lost productivity.