Developing organizational resilience

Building Organizational Resiliency

As Diane Coutu explained in How Resilience Works, resilience is a "reflex, a way of facing and understanding the world, that is deeply etched into a person’s mind and soul. Resilient people and companies face reality with staunchness, make meaning of hardship instead of crying out in despair, and improvise solutions from thin air. Others do not. This is the nature of resilience, and we will never completely understand it."

As the world is faced with the disruptive forces of a dual health and financial crisis, organizations would do well to implement resilient practices to withstand these unprecedented challenges.

As a follow-up to our Global Ivey Day livestream on organizational resilience, The Ivey Academy's David Loree examines the increasing need for resilience in organizations in this month's Ivey Business Journal. Loree explains the three underpinnings of individual resilience and how they can be replicated in organizations:

While many of us are focused on the recovery phase of the current pandemic, it's possible we will see a second wave or a new crisis altogether. Disruptive forces are always looming, therefore building resilience is critical to increase the chances of your organization's survival.



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