Why resilience belongs in your corporate DNA
The kinds of situations organisations are exposed to today don’t respect national borders, carefully crafted corporate strategies, or even traditional enterprise risk management.
We live and do business in an interconnected world where change is accelerating and opportunities appear and disappear. Where a single exogenous event — a cataclysmic weather event, a terrorist action, a pandemic or a digital wildfire of false information — can upend every carefully laid plan. And where longer-term trends — like climate change, technological breakthroughs, profound demographic shifts, or the rise and fall of an emerging market — can and will alter the very landscape we operate in.
Traditionally, risk management emphasized compliance and preparedness for risks you can control, or reasonably expect. But what of the risks you can’t control? Risks that even entire nations cannot control?
That’s where the practice of resilience comes in. Resilience is a strategic mindset. It means being prepared for the opportunities and risks that accompany change and crisis, even when you cannot predict exactly which events may occur. Resilience requires integrity – a clear sense of who you are and what your organisation stands for.
Resilience must be part of your corporate DNA. We invite you to read more about resilience on these pages.