Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations

The Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations research group's purpose is to assist organisations to become more agile, increasing their ability to adapt to sudden changes, to learn, and continuously improve their performance. Through our research and partnerships with businesses, we work to create organisations that not only survive but also thrive in a variety of challenging circumstances.

 

Our expertise is in the areas of organisational studies and people management. We include specialists from a range of organisational sciences, including strategic management, human resources, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology and organisational change.

Our recent work centres on organisational responses to the major Canterbury seismic events during 2010-2011. This is a rare opportunity to explore resilience processes where organisations have to manage in an extended crisis. Our projects address topics such as the Human Resources challenges, as well as major projects aimed at increasing the resilience of infrastructure organisations.


Our Projects


The Team


Recent Publications

Conceptualising Adaptive Resilience using Grounded Theory.

V. Nilakant, B. Walker, K. van Heugten, R. Baird and H. de Vries. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 39(1): 79-86 (2014).

Leading in a Post-disaster Setting:  Guidance for Human Resource Practitioners

Venkataraman Nilakant, Bernard Walker, Kylie Rochford and Kate van Heugten. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(1):1-14

Managing Staff in Disasters - Interim Advice

Bernard Walker, Venkataraman Nilakant, Kate van Heugten, Kylie Rochford.
(Report available from the authors - see our Active Researchers page)


 

About Us

Resilient Organisations: High performing today, agile for tomorrow, thriving in the future (courtesy of Human Resources magazine)

Our Contact details

The Leading and Managing Resilient Organisations research group

Research base (2014): Level 3, Business and Law Building, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch , New Zealand

Phone +64 (0) 3 364 2987 ext 6343 / 8621

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