What is Organizational Resilience?

Organizational Resilience is “the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.” 

It reaches beyond risk management towards a more holistic view of business health and success.  A resilient organization is one that not merely survives over the long term, but also flourishes - passing the test of time. 

Organizational Resilience is a strategic imperative for an organization to prosper in today’s dynamic, interconnected world.  It is not a one-off exercise, but achieved over time and for the long-term.  Mastering Organizational Resilience requires the adoption of excellent habits and best practice to deliver business improvement by building competence and capability across all aspects of an organization. This allows leaders to take measured risks with confidence, making the most of opportunities that present themselves.

Organizational Resilience: The Expert View

What a resilient organization looks like and how it benefits

A resilient organization will demonstrate key traits in the way that it operates: adaptable with agile leadership that governs robustly.

A resilient organization will benefit from:

Strategic adaptability – giving them the ability to handle changing circumstances successfully, even if this means moving away from their core business. 

Agile leadership – allowing them to take measured risks with confidence and respond quickly and appropriately to both opportunity and threat.

Robust governance –demonstrating accountability across organizational structures, based upon a culture of trust, transparency and innovation, ensuring they remain true to their vision and values.

What people have to say about Organizational Resilience

We’ve been meeting and talking with business leaders to hear why they’re so excited by the prospect of Organizational Resilience.

Watch our video series with Management Today following a roundtable discussion with Howard Kerr of BSI, Kai Peters of Ashridge & Hult, Patricia Hamzahee of Integrity Capital and Matthew Gwyther, Editor of Management Today.

Watch the Management Today roundtable videos series on Organizational Resilience