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Keep up to date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.
Decision-making, News
Latest research
Latest research
The Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies (AJDTS) has published a special issue focusing on "Pathways to Earthquake Resilience" - The case study of Wellington, New Zealand, featuring two papers from the ResOrgs team. The paper, Business recovery from disaster: A research update for practitioners focuses on ResOrgs' six-year ...
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Job Vacancies, News
LA Times story on lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes
LA Times story on lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes
Rong-Gong Lin, a reporter who has worked on earthquake news at the Los Angeles Times for nearly a decade, recently visited Christchurch and spoke to a number of people, including Tracy Hatton, to learn more about the lessons California can learn from Christchurch. As he notes in his story, Christchurch ...
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Job Vacancies, News
EQC Biennial Grant funding
EQC Biennial Grant funding
We are excited to have been awarded a grant under the New Zealand EQC Biennial Grants programme. Tracy Hatton will be leading a team of researchers looking at how organisations perceive their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and what they actually do to reduce earthquake ...
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Job Vacancies, News
Research consultant vacancy
Research consultant vacancy
Join our growing business and get exposure to a diverse range of research and consulting assignments, including the opportunity to pursue your own resilience-related projects. About Us Resilient Organisations is a niche research and consulting company based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are experts in risk and resilience, advancing knowledge ...
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News
Farewell to Ellie Kay
Farewell to Ellie Kay
This month we say farewell to Ellie Kay, the youngest of the ResOrgs team. Ellie has been instrumental in the development of the Trajectories programme of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, keeps us on track with our diversity and wellbeing goals, and has been involved in many ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
Achieving a high level of productivity in the construction industry remains challenging. Within the sector, there are also differentiated performance outcomes between the horizontal and vertical construction sector. The recent successes of horizontal infrastructure projects such as the Northern Toll Road Gateway, Waterview Project, and Christchurch Infrastructure Recovery are in ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Keeping up with an evolving strategic risk landscape
Keeping up with an evolving strategic risk landscape
By Erica Seville The insurance sector, like many others, is at an interesting juncture, as the nature of the strategic risks facing the sector evolves and anticipated time-frames for change shorten. At first glance, it is a sector populated by well capitalised, established and large incumbents. It is a sector ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Mental Health Awareness Week coaching special
Mental Health Awareness Week coaching special
We know that being the business continuity or resilience champion in an organisation can be both personally and professionally challenging. In acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are offering a special on our one-on-one organisational resilience professional development coaching. Connecting with others and sharing problems (and successes) ...
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News
EarthEx 2019
EarthEx 2019
Want to test your resilience planning? Have a go at Earth Ex 2019. This web-based exercise takes you through a Black Sky hazard scenario, testing your readiness and response plans. We recently did it and even though resilience is our core business, we still found it useful to test our ...
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News
The link between diversity and wellbeing: a no-brainer for NZ organisations
The link between diversity and wellbeing: a no-brainer for NZ organisations
By Ellie Kay As the ResOrgs diversity and wellbeing champ, I have often written on, well, diversity and wellbeing. When it was suggested that I think about writing a blog, though, I wasn’t really sure where to start. Sure, my colleagues have become accustomed to my regular, tome-length diversity and ...
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