The Resilience at Work (R@W) Scale was designed in 2011 by organisational psychologist practitioner Kathryn McEwen and psychological wellbeing researcher Dr. Peter Winwood. It is a scientifically researched measure of individual workplace resilience that measures the seven components that interrelate and contribute to overall resilience as shown in the R@W Sustain 7 model .
Completion of the brief online questionnaire generates a comprehensive inventory of your resilient behaviours, accompanied by recommendations for development. Useful in its own right, this can be combined with a feedback and resilience-building session with one of our specialist coaches for maximum returns.
The scale has been used successfully for a very wide range of jobs and professions at all organisational levels – from front-line to executive. It is suitable for any job that has some degree of discretionary control over how it is done.The R@W Scale has been used in corporate, government and non-for-profit environments. A sample of occupational groups includes managers, team leaders, executives, volunteers, lawyers, accountants, religious leaders, engineers, forensic scientists, child-care workers, firefighters, scientists, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, students, child protection workers, disability carers, park rangers, university academics and staff, teachers, administrative officers, council workers, teaching support staff, business managers, finance staff, project officers, school principals, IT professionals, community service workers, management consultants and human resource professionals.
Benefits of the R@W Scale
- Is validated and specifically designed for the workplace
- Relates to everyday work behaviours that can be changed rather than personality factors
- Takes into account the impact of the organisational context in which people are working
- Considers management of current work challenges
- Provides a comprehensive feedback report that is easily translated into practical actions
- Places emphasis on building strengths in addition to better managing the stress and specific issues people are facing
- Provides benchmarking on the seven components of personal work resilience
- Takes a holistic approach and considers all aspects of resilience – physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual (purpose and values)
- Is quick and easy to administer, taking only 5-10 minutes to compete on-line.