In our tumultuous times, understanding and achieving resilience have never been more important. Some organizations have resilience in their DNA. They possess the agility of mind, culture, and organization to survive and thrive no matter what is put in their way.
Building Resilient Organizations is focused on identifying what sets these enterprises apart, exploring the nature of resilience for organizations.
Along the way, we discover some inspiring global examples of resilient projects in practice and some novel thinking for leaders to consider about what it takes to be resilient over the long haul.
With contributions from leading thinkers and practitioners from throughout the world, Building Resilient Organizations will enable you and your organization to further develop resilience as a muscle in your organization.
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Table of Contents
Pierre Le Manh
Organizational Resilience Through Culture
Emil Andersson and Tahirou Assane Oumarou
How to Become Comfortable With Discomfort
Scott D. Anthony
Risk Management is the Key to Innovation
Building Resilience by Leading Change
The Agile Organization’s Secret: Operating Models
Edivandro Carlos Conforto
Why Resilient Organizations Need Generative Leaders
Julia Dhar, Kristy Ellmer, Jim Hemerling, Brittany Heflin, Jens Jahn, and Fanny Potier
Putting Your Organization on the Performance Curve to Support Agility and Resilience
Vanessa Dietzel and Laura Watkins
Recruiting, Retaining, and Leading High Performers
Organizations as Resilient Living Systems
Gudrun Erla Jonsdottir and Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson
Building Organizational Resilience: When the Entire
Organization Should Be Engaged and Power Unleashed
Thomas Keil and Marianna Zangrillo
Resilient Leadership: How to Build Resilience and
Help Your Team Thrive
Using the IDEAS Process to Build a Framework for Resilience
Kaihan Krippendorff and Cori Dombroski
Built to Morph: Generative Capacity in the Protean Age
Achieving Resilience Through Structural and Systems Change
Leading Into an Unknown Future: Why Learning Organizations Prove Resilient, but Not Vice Versa
Conscious Resilience: A Framework for Building Resilient Organizations
Habeeb Mahaboob, Padmini Ramamurthy, and Huligeshwari Devi
The Path to Resilience: What It Takes to Thrive in the Accelerated Future
Transforming for Resilience
Gabriele Rosani and Paolo Cervini
Beyond Resilience: Leaders Must Urgently Embrace Antifragility
Ricardo Viana Vargas
Resilience Drives Strategy Execution
Flemming Videriksen and Parisa Louie
Next time you are walking through a shopping mall or down Main Street in a town most anywhere in the world, look around at the names above the stores. Then cast your mind back to the names you saw over those stores 10, 20, 30 years ago. It can be virtually guaranteed that more than 90% of the names above those storefronts will be different.
“...in the ever-evolving world of work, understanding and achieving resilience has never been more important.”
It is not just in the world of retail that we see massive turnover of names, brands, and companies. A vast body of research examining corporate longevity suggests that companies come and go, their fortunes wax and wane. Only a select few demonstrate real staying power. This is a fact of corporate life. But for many organizations, it need not be that way. They can embrace change, technology, and innovation. They can prioritize their customers and employees and create an organizational culture where change and transformation are integral pieces of their corporate DNA.
As we have seen amidst the challenges of the past several years, some organizations intrinsically have this sort of resilience in their DNA. Building Resilient Organizations is focused on identifying what sets these enterprises apart, exploring the nature of resilience for organizations and how organizations can follow suit to harness the power of transformation to excel against the challenges of tomorrow. Along the way, we discover some inspiring global examples of resilient projects in practice and some novel thinking for leaders to consider what is really needed to be a resilient organization.
None of this is easy. But, in the ever-evolving world of work, understanding and achieving resilience has never been more important. We hope that Building Resilient Organizationswill enable you to embed transformation and resilience into your organization.
Pierre Le Manh
President and CEO, Project Management Institute