Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi)

The Resilience Quotient Inventory™ (RQi™) is our ground-breaking psychometric tool that provides a detailed measure of resilience for individuals, teams and organisations.

The RQi™ uses assessment scales developed by leading psychologists from around the world along with new scales (e.g. for Engagement and Perseverance) developed by Dr Matthew Critchlow (Thrive and University of Westminster) and Dr Julian Edwards (Open University).


We’re running a series of FREE half-day RQi Taster Sessions in 2017. We’ll demonstrate how the RQi can benefit your organisation and explain how to become a licensed RQi Practitioner. The sessions take place at the Anglo Study Centre, Monticello House (London) on 24 Feb and 31 Mar 2017.





The RQi™ is structured around an evidenced-based model: The Seven Elements of Resilience (left).

It measures thoughts and behaviours that are proven to minimise stress, reduce sickness absence and enhance performance at work (see below).


We believe the Resilience Quotient Inventory is one of the best tested and most comprehensive measures of resilience available anywhere in the world.

Our latest research shows that when respondents are ranked according to their scores on key RQi sub-scales, people in the top quartile (i.e. most resilient) v. bottom quartile have:

Desig for RQi Cards Jan 2016

  •  110% higher subjective wellbeing

  • 58% lower stress scores

  • 42% fewer sick days

  • 13% higher work performance*

The RQi™ is already being used by leading employers and key opinion leaders in the UK including the Home Office, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the University of Westminster, Centre for Resilience.


The RQi™ offers a number of unique benefits, it …

  • Measures characteristics that predict high work performance, as well as low sickness absence, low stress and high levels of wellbeing
  • Provides personalised feedback on Seven Elements of Resilience and 27 Sub-Scales (personal scores v. sample population) to help raise self-awareness and prompt changes
  • Offers tailored advice on how to build even greater resilience based on personal scores via online guides and video clips
  • Is supported by one-to-one coaching to promote adoption of new habits and long-term behavioural change

Call us for a free consultation

If you’d like a free consultation to help you identify the best resilience programme for your organisation, call us on: 020 8673 5587 or email

*This analysis is based on a representative sample of working adults in the UK (n = 507) who completed the RQi between Oct-Dec 2015 and compares top quartile v. bottom quartile ranked on 8 RQi sub-scales: Meaning and Purpose, Perseverance, Engagement, Learning and Growth, Optimism, Self-Confidence, Personal Control and Self-Compassion.


Written by

Managing Director of Thrive.

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