The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 10: Organizational Resilience: Complex, Multisystemic Processes during Periods of Stress

Organizational Resilience: Complex, Multisystemic Processes during Periods of Stress

Organizational resilience: complex, multisystemic processes during periods of stress
Michael Ungar


There are multiple (and competing) ways to describe resilience, with scholars from different disciplines still largely siloed from one another. A recent network citation analysis by Xu and Kajikawa (2017), for example, identified 10 clusters of research that refer to resilience, among them business systems and engineering, telecommunication systems, psychology and social science and ecological and environmental science. There was, however, very little overlap in the patterns of citations. An emerging interest in multisystemic resilience is challenging this disciplinary pattern of research, showing instead that there are a set of principles common to biological, social, institutional, built and natural systems when ...

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