Key elements of Organizational Resiliency
In this video Aaron Gracey of Squared Apples discusses Staff, Culture and Capability and their relationship to Organizational Resiliency.
Organizational Resilience is a people-centric activity. It is based on the strategic coordination of organizational resources through adaptive leadership, intelligence and communication. Through these elements the organization is driven forward.
- Positive Staff Development enables the identification of key strategic threats and mitigating actions. Through shared situational awareness threats can be addressed before they impact the organization.
- Staff Development also drives the preparation of an effective response to hazards. This is through education, training, information and development of staff and the supply chain.
- A culture of strategic learning, continuous improvement, adaptation and resilience allows your organization to thrive through the capability of staff.
Investing in your staff is essential to building your long term Organizational Resiliency. This is because the ability to adapt is key. As Darwin indicates it is not the most intelligent that survives but that which is able to adapt to change quickly, effectively and with the least fuss.
Organizational Resilience gives you the capability, when faced with a disruptive event, to thrive due to the capability of your staff.
There are key drivers in the market-place, which can cause disruption to your business. Such as the knowledge economy, mergers and acquisitions, supply-chain issues, political directions, rapid increase in technology, competition, natural crises, and workplace demographics. All of these elements are outside of your control but could have a strategic impact on your organization. This is why a culture of learning, adaptation and resilience is vital to stay afloat when others are suffering.
Organizational Resilience is a strategic, holistic approach that must be managed by leaders but accepted by all.
If you want to increase your Organizational Resilience, start with preparing a Business Continuity Plan and check out BCP Builder’s Business Continuity Planning Templates.