Resiliency is a notion, a concept, a term, and a state of mind in constant play today. It has many different meanings in many different situations.
It is part of the system that holds together not only socio-ecological systems but international cooperation partnerships, engineering and infrastructure, community networks, safety systems, corporations, organisations, and local economies, among others. It can be the bedrock that helps return a situation back to normal after a disaster, or act as a springboard to a brighter, better future in the face of constant change and disruption.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, resilience and resiliency have become buzzwords and descriptors it seems for all things. Resilience is not a new idea; however, its multiple uses in multiple contexts can make it a blurry concept.
In our world, challenges are becoming more wicked, complex, and interconnected, and change is happening at a constant and often unprecedent rate. Countries, governments, corporations, organisations, and individuals need to respond to these rapidly changing and dynamic circumstances with strategically resilient, adaptive, and innovative solutions.
We are in extraordinary times which call for nimble agility and new ways of thinking to achieve faster, more resilient, and impactful outcomes.
Today, in this Decade of Action as named by the United Nations, it is more urgent to rethink the possibilities for the future; to reimagine the global economy and make substantial impacts towards more inclusive social and economic development.
To that end, leaders, influencers, and policy makers at the global level are becoming more and more focused on the different pathways that drive resiliency, adaptation, innovation, and sustainability.
There is an important question to answer in all of this noise, disruption, and chaos.
How does resilience become strategic?
How can resilience, at a strategic level, help those leaders, policy makers, and influencers leapfrog ahead to achieve more sustained and impactful solutions across multiple levels (organisations, corporations, nations, international bodies)?
Are those contexts which emphasise and demonstrate transformability, innovation, disruption, dynamic, resourcefulness, and adaptive capacity more likely to use resilience strategically?
We have been diving deep into this concept and understand the dynamic pathway resilience takes, how it harnesses disruption, and leverages innovation, in a way that can be purposefully designed and planned.
Contact us to find out more and how we can help you and your organisation become resilient for a more sustainable impact.