Sometimes we forget that individuals are at the heart of all societal structures, whether that is a community, village, town, company, agency or government.  It is easy to play down the importance of working on individual resilience when you are trying to develop resilience in a larger structure, but seriously, if you are building a house, don’t you want bricks that are as strong as possible?

The research is interesting and counterintuitive in some ways, but this much is obvious. Individuals ie human beings are at the centre of all societal structures, they are usually the most expensive part in fact. If you get the people bit right, you don’t have to work too hard to fix the rest.

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