Post-Disaster Recovery

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption – Tip 3: Collaborate for Success

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 3: Collaborate for Success

Collaborate for Success explores how building relationships with other organisations is important during a crisis.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

10 years of learnings from crisis and disruption – Tip 2: No Organisation is an Island

10 years of learning from crisis and disruption - Tip 2: No Organisation is an Island

Following on from last week's 'Looking after your Leaders' tip, we have 'No Organisation is an Island' discussing our top tips for dealing with supply chain disruption.

These handouts are part of our 'Top Tips for Organisations Navigating Crisis and Disruption' series marking the 10th anniversary of the devastating 22nd of February Canterbury, NZ earthquake.

These lessons have been learnt through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. Gathering data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

 

10 years of learnings from crisis and disruption

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 have learned these lessons through our years of research and working with organisations to build their resilience. We have gathered data from thousands of businesses impacted by the Canterbury earthquakes, by COVID-19, and other national and international disruptive events.

We start with a tip very relevant to our current challenging times - looking after your leaders.

A board’s role in a crisis

A board's role in a crisis

When a crisis event emerges, knowing what is expected of you and others is critical for an effective response. For many organisations, the role of the board in a response and recovery is not clear. These blurred lines can introduce uncertainty, slow the response, deepen the crisis and make everyone’s job harder.

The recent research conducted by Resilient Organisations’ Richard Ball and Erica Seville on the board’s role in a crisis sheds light on this grey area. It is a guide for boards members and managers alike. It draws on the combined wisdom of 12 board chairs, directors and chief executives, all of whom have led their organisations through numerous crises. These include earthquakes, reputational crises, market collapse, terrorism, critical infrastructure failure, worker fatalities, and of course, COVID-19. The 12 interviewees have been involved in many sectors, both public and private, across New Zealand and Australia.

The current COIVD-19 crisis has shown us that the unexpected does happen. There is no room for complacency. Being prepared and thinking about how to respond to the next crisis is time well spent if you want your organisation to survive, or even thrive in future events. Ensuring there is clarity at the top of the organisation is a great place to start.

The research was funded by QuakeCoRE and supported by the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

ISCRAM Conference, Wellington, November 2018

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 major topics in information systems for crisis response and management, ranging from the technical to the social and including data, applications, social media and alerting and monitoring systems.

Visit the ISCRAM Conference website for more information and to register online

Improving resilience to natural disasters: West Coast lifelines vulnerability and interdependency

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 importance of each critical pipeline of flow to the West Coast economy and community. Investment priorities are ranked according to their contribution to community resilience; thus infrastructure resilience and community resilience both contribute to the final results.

It is a really interesting approach, which takes a systemic view of resilience investment priorities.

The report is available below, along with the 12 supplementary documents.

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