We are a consulting and research team offering a fresh perspective on building future-ready organisations, able to survive and thrive in a world of uncertainty.

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Seismic hazards in the workplace

Take part in a survey to help build an understanding of how NZ businesses are managing earthquake risks. This research will identify what is hindering and helping earthquake preparedness and how organisational resilience can be improved.

COVID-19 Resources

We understand the challenges facing organisations and are ready to help you and your team respond, be resilient, and recover.

Check out our free resources and how we can help.

Board's role in crisis

Our recently released report highlights the key findings from our interviews with board chairs, directors, and chief executives, and is also a practical guide for board members and managers.


  • business-case
    build the business case for resilience
  • benchmarking1
    measure & benchmark resilience
  • develop your pathway to resilience
  • crisis-preparedness-planning
    build your crisis response & recovery capabilities
  • risk-decision-making
    enhance your risk & resilience decision-making
  • research
    perform high quality research
  • educate-engage
    educate & engage your team about resilience
  • communication
    communicate science & research
  • mentor & coach you & your team in resilience

Backed by research ...

not bound by research

We are first and foremost a pragmatic team with a passion for resilience and translating our research into practical real world advice for organisations, communities and businesses of all sizes.

What is organisational resilience?

What is it that makes some organisations able to not only survive,
but also to thrive in the face of adversity?

Why work with us?

  • We have been creating actionable resilience strategies for organisations for 14+ years.
  • We work collaboratively both within our team and with our clients to make sure our activities make a difference.
  • We are a social enterprise with a core mission to make a difference.

Client feedback

Thank you all very much for your work and support in managing our seismic risk and decision making across Sanford. The papers you presented were a wonderful representation of the expertise and thorough thinking that has gone into this framework and our Executive team we are most appreciative.

Karen Duffy
Chief People Officer
Sanford Ltd

The team at Resilient Organisations brought a range of excellent skills to the task including their deep subject matter knowledge and analytical skills, responsiveness and ability to deliver measurable and meaningful outcomes.

Andrew Kiley, Director
Critical Infrastructure Resilience Section, National Security
Commonwealth Attorney‑General's Department, Australia

I fully recommend using Resilient Organisations' Benchmarking Tool for any organisation.  ... The process was well managed by Resilient Organisations and the project was completed on time and to budget ... the report has given us clear and concise recommendations to adopt.

Steve Campbell
Bay of Plenty Regional Lifeline Utilities Coordinator

Latest news and insights

October 20 2020

What did we learn from our scenario testing?
If you want to test whether your organisation is prepared for a crisis, just ask “What did we learn from scenario testing our crisis response plans?” If you can’t answer, you are not prepared.
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October 13 2020

Have you captured your lessons learned from COVID-19?
Our team has been busy working with organisations in a range of sectors to conduct COVID-19 response debriefs. Capturing lessons learned, before they are lost to memories, is a key part of building crisis response capability. It is not about identifying failures or enacting blame its about learning through battle and sharpening our tactics and strategy for the next encounter.
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October 6 2020

Live webinars to help Auckland small business owners navigate through crisis
Auckland Emergency Management is offering two 30-minute business resilience webinars to be held on Thursday 15 October at 6pm and on Monday 19 October at 10am. This series of two webinars will be facilitated by Resilient Organisations’ Joint Managing Director, Tracy Hatton. The webinars will include practical advice on managing the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses.
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September 24 2020

Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
The construction sector has been a perennial underperformer in the New Zealand economy. The sector’s low productivity reflects very challenging operating characteristics: bespoke complex projects requiring unique approaches. Alongside this, poor risk management can also play a part in low productivity through increased delays and errors, time-wasting, and ineffective problem-solving.
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