Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop Our latest report summarises the Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop held in February this year and lessons learned about research collaboration, coordination,and impact following major disruptive events.It includes te research and research coordination priorities for the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami, that were identified during the workshop. […]
Stress testing plans is important to both ensure plans are adequate but also to make sure staff are practiced and ready to face a crisis when it occurs. Here are 9 ideas on how to engage your team in stress testing your plans.
The vital link between businesses and communities after disaster Christchurch’s earthquake -hit services, particularly those we often take for granted, proved the perfect case study for Joanne Stevenson. The University of Canterbury PhD student is nearly three years into her thesis on organisational resilience and the vital post disaster link between businesses and communities. “I’m
Planning for the people side of continuity Recent events in Canterbury, New Zealand, have emphasised the risks that exist in business and the fragility of organisational operational ability. The earthquakes that shook the city of Christchurch in 2010-2011 caused extensive damage to people’s lives, homes and businesses. Organisations, particularly those within critical industries, faced enormous
For those organisations without a business continuity plan, this is a simple plan to help you work out how to maintain your essential business operations during disruption and crisis.
Crisis recovery is the long game of adjusting and re-building your organisation for a new normal and beyond. This quick guide gives you five things to keep in mind that can help your long-term recovery.
While collating the learnings from crisis events is normally left until after an event, in a long-running crisis like COVID-19 we strongly suggest capturing lessons now, to enact improvements to help you through the ongoing crisis.
Engaged staff will help your organisation recover and thrive. This handout discusses several ways you can support your staff so they can help support your business during times of crisis.
Insurance shouldn’t be your only resilience strategy – you need to balance your efforts to maximise your claims with your efforts to move your business forward. This tip can help you understand this balancing act and how to get the best from your insurance policy.