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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.

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.

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. 

See what we’ve got to say in the November 2020 edition of OnMAS.

Disasters can generate substantial quantities of disaster waste that must be managed for effective response and recovery….

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.

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