We think the brief resilience scale is a very simple and helpful too. While it sacrifices detail for brevity, it is still a very helpful tool for assessing an individual’s resilience.
It is designed for self-assessment. It is, of course, possible for people who use the tool to share their results, for example with a manager. However, when people know they will share their results they may intentionally inflate or deflate them. This doesn’t particularly change the usefulness of the tool, it’s just something that people should be aware of.
One of the advantages of using tools like this in the work place is that they often help people initiate conversations about how they are doing. It is these conversations that often help people improve their resilience and wellbeing.
Overall, we think the brief resilience scale is a helpful tool. It’s particularly helpful for individuals, or for organizations, without more complex assessment tools as part of their employee management and wellbeing practices.