ResOrgs to present at Canterbury Earthquakes Symposium: Sharing the lessons from the Canterbury experiences event

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 at the Canterbury earthquake memorial wall brainstorming for our presentation on the Ten lessons for organisations: how to survive and thrive in a crisis.

Presentation Abstract

Organisations are a keystone species in the ecology of our cities.  So when disaster strikes, organisations play a critical role in keeping our communities and economy functioning. Resilient Organisations research group has spent the past six years learning about how businesses are affected by, adapt to, and recover from major disruption.  Organisational resilience depends on so much more than strong buildings and robust infrastructure. It requires adaptive systems and people, supply chain management, and quality leadership. We have surveyed and interviewed over 1000 organisations affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and have built a broad and rich dataset of insights that can now help organisations facing disruptions in the future.  Here we highlight the top ten lessons for managing through crisis, being agile and adaptive in the face of change and finding opportunities in disruptions.   The lessons are presented in a forward-looking, practical way that can be readily adopted by both organisations and policy-makers to prepare for, and respond to, future crises.

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