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Consider your recovery like an adventure race: you, your teammates and a distant end point marked on a map. What can we learn from adventure racers that we can apply to our COVID-19 recovery?  Here are some typical adventure racing tips that we think will help you get through.

For many people, work has a social component; we enjoy the day-to-day interactions with colleagues in the office. When that is taken away it is important to bring your team together not only for work-related meetings but for social interaction as well. Here are some ideas for ways to stay connected with your team and have some fun.

Keep looking for the opportunities When faced with a problem or crisis, there is a natural tendency to make that our sole focus. It can be hard to stand back, be truly creative, and look for the opportunities. Opportunities come in many forms and usually take a deliberate effort to bring to fruition. It may …

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Introducing our new Research Consultant, Sophie Horsfall We welcomed Sophie Horsfall to our team as a Research Consultant in early March. Sophie has a diverse background in disaster risk, environmental science, education, and tourism. Sophie thrives in multidisciplinary fields exploring different viewpoints to find novel solutions and has a passion for understanding how things work and the …

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Maintaining momentum during business recovery We’re doing well but it’s not over yet. As we progress and adjust to the many places are easing restrictions during the current COVID crisis, some businesses are upping their activity. Whether this is forestry workers restarting or restaurants moving to a takeaway service, every bit helps. But we are …

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Recovery: playing the long game Recovery is the long game of adjusting and re-building your organisation for a new normal and beyond. As we adjust to lockdown, most of us are still thinking response, getting through the short-term actions on our to do list. Over time we will transition from response to recovery. While every …

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Business continuity planning for COVID-19 Essentials of operation With COVID-19 rapidly evolving, organisations are turning their minds to business continuity. Many businesses are finding they are not well prepared and are seeking guidance or reassurance on how to prepare. This guide is for organisations that do not have a Business Continuity Plan or want to …

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Business continuity planning for COVID-19 Resilient Organisations has prepared this advice to provide a structure for refreshing business continuity plans (BCPs) for COVID-19. If you require further assistance, please get in touch with us. Communication Good communication is essential in all phases of an event, from risk reduction to recovery. We have put communications first …

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Shut Happens booklet updated We have recently updated one of our key resources for small businesses – Shut Happens – A short guide to preparing for the unexpected. The key message is still the same – preparing for the unexpected doesn’t have to be hard –  making time to take smalls steps can help get your business ready to …

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Congratulations to Khiam Lee Khiam has submitted and successfully defended his PhD thesis, A case study of collaborative disaster management in Malaysia. Khiam’s research examines the dynamics of collaboration of ASEAN Member States particularly the national disaster management offices during different cycles of disaster risk management. Khiam used multiple case studies to explore the phenomenon …

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