Watch out for the wolves Regardless of the worldwide events, we need to continue to plan for crisis and the big bad wolf, the high-risk events that can cripple organizations. As much as COVID continues to be a threat and the war in Ukraine dominates the news, businesses need to continue to plan for worst-case
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Are you really managing risk? It’s interesting to think about the intersection between Risk and Snow Leopards and the importance of understanding risk but being prepared for any event. I caught Alex Fullick’s Preparing for the Unexpected webcast with Tony Thornton discussing IPEC Risks & Risk Management this week. Tony Thorton defines IPEC as an
Building Psychological Resilience Employee resilience must be a core attribute when considering organizational resilience. Although not called out in the definition, businesses prepared to absorb and adapt after crisis events focus on personnel first. Companies developing real resilience consider the capabilities of their employees first when moving towards a model that promotes ongoing agility. As
The future is now Agility is a term that we hear associated with technology. The concept of agility in IT and business is an approach of short sprints to achieve a goal. The keys are adaptability, focused teamwork, and achieving outcomes. Those who consider it a mindset and not a switch are dead-on. However, resilience
Crisis management’s value to resilience Crisis management’s (CM) value lies in addressing highly disruptive and unplanned events. These events are unforeseen with little or no warning. The occurrence of a crisis is far-reaching across an organization, mobilizing multiple units. By nature, the outcome of a disaster impacts employees, operations, or assets significantly. So, the value
Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.
Russia and Ukraine aftermath Recovering from civil unrest & incursions is a daunting task. As I’m writing this, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is ongoing. No one knows what direction this event will take, which has stunned the world. It is a lesson for resilience practitioners to create a program framework nimble enough to
Russia and Ukraine conflict Responding to civil unrest & incursions is a growing risk globally. Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk and strategic firm out of Bath, England, identified in 2020 that according to their Civil Unrest Index Projections, 75 countries will likely experience an increase in protests by late 2022. The conflict in Ukraine has
What is business resilience? Lately, the world of business continuity is abuzz with talk of organizational vs. operational resilience. Some are confused, some aspects are befuddling, and all of it speaks to the evolving nature of our world. If you are following my blogs, you know these are topics I’ve touched on for a while.
Everday life of a crisis specialist After surviving a nor’easter with redundant planning, I wanted to share with you some lessons learned. You may remember my blog, Three Personal Preparedness Tips For Crisis Managers, where I stressed the importance of home preparedness. Well, this past weekend, I tested my plans. Storm Kenan brought the first