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Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop
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. View full report ...
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Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity plan
Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity plan
Business Continutity Plans are often created in the spirit of compliance and obligation, rather than a desire for real organisational readiness. They sit in the filing cabinet gathering dust along with the insurance policy and that warranty for the printer your company bought back in 2007. In order for Business ...
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The vital link between businesses and communities after disaster
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 trying to create a ...
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People power: building resilient organisations
People power: building resilient organisations
Resilient Organisations researchers from the University of Canterbury are hoping their ground breaking work on employee resilience will help businesses lay the foundations for a more successful future – whatever the challenge. Katharina Näswall, Joana Kuntz and Sanna Malinen have developed a scale, aimed at measuring an employee's resilience level ...
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Planning for the people side of continuity
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 pressure to ...
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