The UK business resilience organization, Resilience First, has published ‘A Resilience Guide for Our New World’, a new route map for businesses to strategically find ways out of the COVID-19 crisis.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown, the business landscape has changed irrevocably and there will be no return to business as usual, warns Resilience First. In our new world, businesses need first to survive and then learn how to take advantage of newly presented unique opportunities to thrive again.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a stimulus – an enforced reset button – that should allow global, national and regional systemic risk to be recalibrated and responses to be reformulated. The unique opportunity for enhancing resilience in the round could be lost if not realised and actioned now, says the organization.
A Resilience Guide for Our New World is designed to “offer some insights on tackling major crises like the pandemic under the familiar labels of ‘Now-Next-Beyond’ and ‘People-Place-Process’. It is also meant as a practical guide for businesses, large and small, on some of the factors to consider and the solutions that may be applied: it explores both adaptive changes and mitigating measures. The guide is not meant to be a comprehensive package but rather a prompt to improve resilience for the current crisis and the inevitable next one”.