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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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Shut Happens updated
Shut Happens updated
We have recently updated one of our key resources for small businesses - Shut Happens - A short guide to preparing for the unexpected. The key message is still the same - preparing for the unexpected doesn't have to be hard - making time to take smalls steps can help ...
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Congratulations to Khiam Lee
Congratulations to Khiam Lee
Khiam has submitted and successfully defended his PhD thesis, A case study of collaborative disaster management in Malaysia. Khiam’s research examines the dynamics of collaboration of ASEAN Member States particularly the national disaster management offices during different cycles of disaster risk management. Khiam used multiple case studies to explore the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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