Organisational Resilience

Calling all board members and CEOs – A Board’s Role in Crisis Have you been on a Board of Directors or a CEO of an organisation that experienced a crisis within the last 10 years? Do you feel you learned from that experience? Would you like to share your experience to help others facing crises …

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ResOrgs to present at the Canterbury Earthquakes Symposium: Sharing the lessons from the Canterbury experiences event Resilient Organisations is thrilled to be presenting at the Canterbury Earthquakes Symposium: Sharing the lessons from the Canterbury experiences event on 29-30 November 2018 at the University of Canterbury. Researchers Charlotte Brown, Ellie Kay and Tracy Hatton found inspiration …

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Resilience – riding the waves of uncertainty Kaylene Sampson, Senior Research Consultant, Resilient Organisations August 2018 My home town has been rebuilding from crisis for almost eight years.  September 2018 marks the eight-year anniversary of the first of a series of devastating earthquakes to hit Christchurch, New Zealand. Since the first earthquake on 4 September …

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Shakeout Preparedness Tips for Business New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 9:30 am. ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake, Drop, Cover and Hold – and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) …

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The inaugural ISCRAM (International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Asia Pacific regional conference is being held in Wellington from the 4th to 7th November 2018, and Resilient Organisations is excited to be supporting the conference. The theme for the conference is Innovating for Resilience, and the programme will cover all of the …

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Improving Resilience to Natural Disasters: West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency David Elms, Ian McCahon and Rob Dewhirst have been taking a fresh approach to evaluating infrastructure resilience investment priorities for West Coast communities. By looking at the West Coast’s infrastructure as a system, they identify vulnerabilities that prevent ‘flow’ through that system and the …

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John Vargo spoke about organisational resilience with Steve Moe on his podcast series, seeds. In this series of podcasts Steve talks with people making a positive impact, particularly relating to social enterprises and entrepreneurs.   Listen to the podcast on iTunes or access it via Castbox App on android phones.  It is also available at www.seeds.libsyn.com.

Incentivising organisational resilience Businesses need to believe they are going to be impacted, that they can reduce this impact through their own actions, and that it is an essential part of business to do so.  Those who believe these things invest in resilience.  However, it is not enough to rely on the ‘enlightenment’ of businesses to …

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Creating future ready farm businesses Earlier this month, the North Canterbury Drought Response Committee, in collaboration with Resilient Organisations and Fraser Pastoral, held a workshop for a group of farmers in the Hurunui District of Canterbury. The workshop focused on how farmers could build their capacity now to navigate future turbulence. Farmers in North Canterbury …

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