COVID-19 business resilience resources

Helping organisations navigate through the impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Tracy Hatton, Resilient Organisations
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We understand the challenges many organisations are currently facing.

Having spent the past 15+ years researching and working with organisations preparing for, going through, and recovering from crises we are well placed to assist you at this time.

We can support you in continuing your day-to-day business, navigating through the recovery and improving your capability and confidence in managing the uncertainties ahead.

We offer services that are registered with the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund.

Small and medium-sized businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to support them through the Covid-19 outbreak.  The Covid-19 Business Advisory Fund can provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, marketing and digital enablement strategy.

Funding is only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors. For more information or to find your local Growth Advisor go to www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz.

How we can help

We can tailor a support package to your meet your needs and budget, and deliver it via Zoom video conference. Our services include:

  • Survival

    Review, evaluate and advise on your business response and recovery actions performed to date and those planned.

  • Recovery

    Providing a structure for you to make sense of the uncertain and changing business environment, and prioritise actions to thrive long-term.

  • Collaboration

    Identifying ways to help you work together with staff, customers, suppliers, and neighbouring businesses to recover together.

  • Capability Building

    Capturing your lessons learned in this crisis to ensure you are ready for future disruptions.

Online resources available

Below we have put together some of our key resources to help organisations through the COVID-19 crisis. We will be continuing to update this list as we move through the different stages of this crisis.

A board’s role in a crisis
A board's role in a crisis
For many organisations, the role of the board in a crisis like COVID-19 is not clear. Our latest research report is a practical guide for boards members and managers alike. It draws on the combined wisdom of 12 board chairs, directors and chief executives, all of whom have led their organisations through numerous crises. ...
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COVID-19 Resilient Recovery Planning
COVID-19 Resilient Recovery Planning
If you have not already, now is the time to think strategically about recovery. It is easy to get overwhelmed with the response process and the complexities of adapting operations to our new normal. But it is vital for long term success to allow time for some strategic thinking ...
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Capturing lessons learned
Capturing lessons learned
COVID-19 will be a long-running event that will require constant monitoring and response activities. This means tha there is an opportunity to reflect on and learn from our response to date, so we can do things better from this point forward ...
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Building adaptive business continuity plans
Building adaptive business continuity plans
Consider your recovery like an adventure race: you, your teammates and a distant end point marked on a map. What can we learn from adventure racers that we can apply to our COVID-19 recovery?  Here are some typical adventure racing tips that we think will help you get through ...
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Recovery: Sprint, Marathon or Adventure Race?
Recovery: Sprint, Marathon or Adventure Race?
Consider your recovery like an adventure race: you, your teammates and a distant end point marked on a map. What can we learn from adventure racers that we can apply to our COVID-19 recovery?  Here are some typical adventure racing tips that we think will help you get through ...
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Awesome ways for teams to work and play together
Awesome ways for teams to work and play together
For many people, work has a social component; we enjoy the day-to-day interactions with colleagues in the office. When that is taken away it is important to bring your team together not only for work-related meetings but for social interaction as well. Here are some ideas for ways to stay connected with your team and have some fun ...
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Keep looking for the opportunities
Keep looking for the opportunities
When faced with a problem or crisis, there is a natural tendency to make that our sole focus. It can be hard to stand back, be truly creative, and look for the opportunities. Opportunities come in many forms and usually take a deliberate effort to bring to fruition. It may ...
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Maintaining momentum during recovery
Maintaining momentum during recovery
We’re doing well but it’s not over yet. As we progress and adjust to the many places are easing restrictions during the current COVID crisis, some businesses are upping their activity. Whether this is forestry workers restarting or restaurants moving to a takeaway service, every bit helps. But we are ...
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Recovery: playing the long game
Recovery: playing the long game
Recovery is the long game of adjusting and re-building your organisation for a new normal and beyond. As we adjust to lockdown, most of us are still thinking response, getting through the short-term actions on our to do list. Over time we will transition from response to recovery. While every ...
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Business continuity planning for COVID-19: Essentials of operation
Business continuity planning for COVID-19: Essentials of operation
Essentials of operation With COVID-19 rapidly evolving, organisations are turning their minds to business continuity. Many businesses are finding they are not well prepared and are seeking guidance or reassurance on how to prepare. This guide is for organisations that do not have a Business Continuity Plan or want to ...
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Business continuity planning for COVID-19
Business continuity planning for COVID-19
Resilient Organisations has prepared this advice to provide a structure for refreshing business continuity plans (BCPs) for COVID-19. If you require further assistance, please get in touch with us. Communication Good communication is essential in all phases of an event, from risk reduction to recovery. We have put communications first ...
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