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 a pragmatic team with a passion for resilience, translating 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

Thanks heaps for your work, professionalism, depth of view, analysis, and responsiveness.

Tim Casey
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

I fully recommend Resilient Organisations' Benchmarking Tool for any organisation.  ... The process was well managed 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

November 24 2020

Can good culture help you manage a crisis?
See what we’ve got to say in the November 2020 edition of OnMAS.
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November 10 2020

Assessing urban disaster waste management requirements after volcanic eruptions
Disasters can generate substantial quantities of disaster waste that must be managed for effective response and recovery....
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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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