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Aug 18 2014

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 …

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Aug 18 2014

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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Aug 18 2014

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 …

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