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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes, we can reflect on the strides we have made as a nation over the past 10 years to become more resilient to seismic risk. It is also an opportunity for organisations to look at seismic hazards on their premises that are not related to the strength of the building itself.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) are hosting a webcast on 9th September, 6-7pm, where Erica Seville and Richard Ball will discuss the recently released report The Board’s Role in a Crisis. They will be joined by a panel of directors, including David Meates and Dr Rod Carr, who will provide their individual insights on being a board member during a crisis.
We have a client looking for an outcome focused Business Continuity professional for a 9 month fixed term position (or part-time equivalent). If you have strong relationship building skills, the ability to adapt BC principles to fit a complex context and an interest in working in Christchurch, please get in touch with Tracy Hatton [email protected] for an informal discussion.
We are thrilled that our article, Measuring the organizational resilience of critical infrastructure providers: a New Zealand case study has been one of the most cited articles in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Tracy Hatton and Charlotte Brown feature in a video as part of our new partnership with AskYourTeam, providing some useful advice on resilience. AskYourTeam drives business improvement through continuous engagement with your team.
We are partnering with Keogh Consulting to present this swebinar for emerging leaders who want to excel through challenging times. Please join us for this free webinar on 20 August, 4:30pm NZST.