Resilient workplaces: An initial conceptualization

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Resilience has become a mainstream concept in social work theory and practice. While resilience has been well applied to individuals and families, there has been virtually no application to the workplace, a social system that is central to the lives of employed people and their families. This article extrapolates the literature on the resilience of the family system to the workplace system. A provisional model of workplace resilience is proposed, incorporating the dimensions of stressor, risk factors, protective factors, and outcomes. Implications for occupational social work practice and research are detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalFamilies in Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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