IIt is without a doubt that the global pandemic has brought with it a myriad of challenges, obstacles, and opportunities for organisations. Not only has it forced our people and organisations to step up, adapt, bounce back, and overcome, but it has clearly differentiated between those who were operating a proactive approach to unforeseen circumstances and those who were reactive.
There are several definitions of ‘resilience’ but for the purpose of this article, I am going to offer you the following one by Andrew Zolli: Resilience is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. In today’s world, where change and disruption are constant, simply bouncing back is no longer a sustainable strategy. Sustainability is all about survival, but the goal of resilience is to thrive. So how are organisations demonstrating this resilience now more than ever? And more importantly, how can those who are stuck in survival mode learn to thrive in these tumultuous times?
I see resilience not only at an organisational level, but also at a team and an individual level. A truly resilient organisation will strive for resilient people, processes and systems underpinned by strong leadership and strategy, culture and behaviours, preparation, and risk management.
True organisational resilience is about having it on a continual basis. Roffey Park’s research in this field in the UK, talks about organisational resilience needing to be dynamic and contextual, because it changes over time and can get eroded, if not nourished and attended to. You only need to think of the Nokia phone and the Kodak camera to be reminded of how quickly things can change. In fact, organisational resilience has to not only cover operational aspects, it is very much about having that resilience at a strategic level as well.
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Humanise. Optimise. Digitise
Engaging employees in critical to the survival of an organisation, since the future of business is (still) people.
Beyond the call of duty
A servant leadership model can serve the purpose best when dealing with a distributed workforce.
Leaders need to build courage in order to enhance their self-reliance and contribution to the team.
Focused on reality
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The right direction
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Ace the game
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Powering the survival conundrum
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Bring communication to the fore
Unleashing the unbridled power of good communication and storytelling.
A guiding light
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The World Kodak Made
The tech giant of the 20th century changed the way Americans saw themselves and their country— and built the city where it made its home. Now Kodak and Rochester are trying to reinvent themselves, and escape their history.
FOR THE LOVE OF A FILM ROLL
A QUEBEC PHOTOGRAPHER DECIDED TO IGNORE THE MODERN DIGITAL CAMERAS. INSTEAD, HE TURNED HIS EYES TO THE OLD FORGOTTEN CAMERAS. A SMALL ROOM INSIDE OF HIS HOUSE BECAME "THE DARKROOM."
JUST IN TIME
Robots in a 5G World
NOKIA PROFIT UP, NEW CEO PLEDGES TO BOOST 5G INVESTMENTS
Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Thursday reported improved third-quarter earnings largely in line with expectations but acknowledged it faced challenges in the race for 5G cellular networks.
Chasing the Milky Way... and a comet
A passion that can’t be pursued in the big cities
SPYKE & MIKE
It’s unbelievable what has happened over the past few months, my BTR friends.
Going a New Direction
For the last few years that I’ve written the Bench Tips column, I’ve focused on lapidary topics and projects.
VIRUS WORRIES FORCE CANCELLATION OF MAJOR TECH SHOW IN SPAIN
Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.
NOKIA REPORTS HIGHER PROFIT, BOOSTS 5G INVESTMENTS
Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia Corp. has reported a rise in fourth-quarter earnings mainly due to cost savings and pledged to boost investments in next-generation 5G networks, of which it is one of the world’s main suppliers.