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Resilient Employees in Resilient Organizations: Flourishing Beyond Adversity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 July 2016

Joana R. C. Kuntz*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Katharina Näswall
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Sanna Malinen
Affiliation:
Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Joana R. C. Kuntz, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, PB 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand. E-mail: joana.kuntz@canterbury.ac.nz

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Britt, Shen, Sinclair, Grossman, and Klieger (2016) offer compelling arguments for the need to consider resilience trajectories and to identify the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and contextual factors accountable for unique trajectories. We welcome the call for more focused research efforts toward uncovering the role of resilience in organizations and concur with Britt et al. that there is a need for a clearer characterization of resilience among employees, the correlates of resilience, and the way that resilience can be facilitated. Our objective here is to build on the main thrust of Britt et al.’s focal article by outlining a novel perspective on employee resilience, which we believe will constitute an important contribution to the organizational resilience literature.

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Copyright © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2016 

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