Everything You Need to Know to Stay Ahead of the Curve

As we approach 2023, we continue to observe how the digital infrastructure industry is learning to adapt better to the supply chain crisis and roll with the challenges each day. What’s the current buzzword we’ve been hearing about so much the past year? You guessed it: Resilience. Being resilient sets us apart from the crowd, helps us stand out to our customers, and aids in developing relationships with our suppliers. 

Countless articles and interviews proclaim this trait to be crucial, however, the information provided doesn’t always go beyond the surface. We know we need to be resilient, but what does that mean? Resiliency is a necessary skill for success. On the other hand, it’s a skill many of us can work on mastering. We’re here to fill in this white space and provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to impress at your next meeting. In fact, “data from Udemy for Business suggests that resilience has been the top soft skill sought by employees during the pandemic, with interest in content on the topic rising by 194% from January to February 2021 alone.”


What does resilience mean? Perhaps for some, it’s a way of life, and not just a fancy buzzword. How about a skill to master? Resilience is defined as a way to bounce back from the curveballs life brings us. How do we expand upon this? When we think of resiliency, we think of the 7C’s.

Let’s Break It Down

Pediatrician and human development expert, Dr. Ginsburg, proposed seven key components that make up resilience:


Competence goes beyond having the necessary skills to face challenges. Are you competent enough to know when it’s time to tap into your resources and ask for additional help? When is it appropriate to focus on your alternative options? Can you manage this stress effectively? 


Confidence may be the most self-explanatory factor here, but it can become a challenge, especially if placed in an uncertain situation. The key here is remaining confident in your skills, resources, and ability to problem solve so that whatever comes your way, you know you’ll be able to get the job done. 


The truth? Whether they realize it or not, resilient executives will seek out and find themselves in the same rooms as other resilient executives. That’s the type of room you want to be sitting in. The same applies when you are building relationships with your clients. Resilience tends to radiate from within. We’re confident customers can sense it. They want to put their dollars, time, and effort into an organization that is cool, calm, collected, and, you guessed it, exudes resilience.


Or should we say culture? “Resilient teams have shared values, identity, history, and purpose that bind them together.” Are you prepared to evaluate your choices and ultimately make the right decision for your organization? At 165 Halsey Street, we pride ourselves on our rich history and ensure we’re building up a team that shares our core values and always puts the customer first.


How do you contribute to society and give back to others? Do you acknowledge your appreciation? Do you say thank you? Each of these contributions effectively contributes to building up your resilience. 


Coping is one of the more challenging pieces of the puzzle here. How do we cope with day-to-day stress? It’s all about how you respond to adversity. Challenges will come, and the supply chain crisis will not be the last, but the real question is how do we keep our heads high and not let the challenges keep us down? 


How do you ensure success in organized chaos? A bit of an oxymoron, but the key here is realizing we don’t, nor will we ever, have control over everything. Resilience means we know to accept this fact, but we focus on what we can control and work toward embracing this. 

Why is this important?

Each day we’re placed in situations where we must problem-solve. The talent in the digital infrastructure industry is enormous, but at the end of the day, those executives and companies that emerge victorious are the ones who value building resiliency. The goal is to avoid burnout, be flexible, and be adept at responding to change. While you’re developing your 2023 goals both personally and professionally, we encourage you to build up your resilience. The digital infrastructure industry may change by the minute, but resiliency will never go out of style.  For more information, visit https://www.165halsey.com/contact/.