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Keep up-to-date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.

Feb 23 2021

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 3: Collaborate for Success
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake. To mark this milestone, we are sharing our top tips for organisations navigating crisis and disruption. We follow on with Tip 3, Collaborate for Success.

Feb 16 2021

10 years of learnings from crisis and disruption – Tip 2: No Organisation is an Island
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22 February Canterbury, NZ earthquake. To mark this milestone, we are sharing our top tips for organisations navigating crisis and disruption. We follow on with Tip 2, No Organisation is an Island.

Feb 12 2021

10 years of learnings from crisis and disruption – Tip 1: Looking after your Leaders
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22 February Canterbury, NZ earthquake. To mark this milestone, we are sharing our top tips for organisations navigating crisis and disruption. We begin with Tip 1, Take care of your leaders.

Nov 25 2020

Electricity Engineers’ Association: Resilience Guide 2020
The guide offers valuable advice to electricity providers on how to prepare their networks and their organisations and respond better to disruptions of any kind; be it earthquakes, volcanic events, pandemics or technology change. 

Nov 24 2020

Can good culture help you manage a crisis?
See what we’ve got to say in the November 2020 edition of OnMAS.

Nov 10 2020

Assessing urban disaster waste management requirements after volcanic eruptions
Disasters can generate substantial quantities of disaster waste that must be managed for effective response and recovery....

Nov 3 2020

NZ Lifelines Forum 2020
Tracy Hatton recently attended the annual NZ Lifelines Utilities Forum. This forum provides the opportunity for essential infrastructure and service providers to come together to share knowledge, best practice and lessons learned. Attendees include utility providers for water supply, wastewater, stormwater, electricity, gas, telecommunications, roads, rail, airports, and ports, as well as researchers, emergency management professionals, and central government agencies.

Oct 20 2020

What did we learn from our scenario testing?
If you want to test whether your organisation is prepared for a crisis, just ask “What did we learn from scenario testing our crisis response plans?” If you can’t answer, you are not prepared.

Oct 13 2020

Have you captured your lessons learned from COVID-19?
Our team has been busy working with organisations in a range of sectors to conduct COVID-19 response debriefs. Capturing lessons learned, before they are lost to memories, is a key part of building crisis response capability. It is not about identifying failures or enacting blame its about learning through battle and sharpening our tactics and strategy for the next encounter.

Oct 6 2020

Live webinars to help Auckland small business owners navigate through crisis
Auckland Emergency Management is offering two 30-minute business resilience webinars to be held on Thursday 15 October at 6pm and on Monday 19 October at 10am. This series of two webinars will be facilitated by Resilient Organisations’ Joint Managing Director, Tracy Hatton. The webinars will include practical advice on managing the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses.

Sep 24 2020

Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
The construction sector has been a perennial underperformer in the New Zealand economy. The sector’s low productivity reflects very challenging operating characteristics: bespoke complex projects requiring unique approaches. Alongside this, poor risk management can also play a part in low productivity through increased delays and errors, time-wasting, and ineffective problem-solving.

Sep 22 2020

Measuring the performance of the construction sector
New Zealand’s construction sector is a major contributor to the country’s health, economic stability, security and social cohesion. Identifying how to better measure the performance of the sector can make a vital contribution to driving improvements in the sector.
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