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Resilient people, organisations and communities

Resilient people, organisations and communities

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2023) Resilient people, organisations and communities. Management Services, 67 (2). pp. 17-22. ISSN 0307-6768

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People, organisations and communities need to be resilient in order to cope and remain relevant as developments occur and events unfold, For management services practitioners, key decision makers and those in leadership roles, resilience should be an expectation, motivator, priority and selection criterion. Resilience, whether of individuals, workgroups, organisations, communities or societies and their infrastructures is concerned with ability to respond to, cope with and recover from challenges, crises, shocks, unexpected events, difficult situations and remain operational and viable in what may be a changed situation and/or context. Ideally, recovery from adversity should be to a better place in terms of relevance, viability and shared aspirations, aims and objectives. Boards, leaders and their advisors need to understand the nature and elements of resilience, considerations that may apply, differing individual, group, organisational, community, societal and infrastructure resilience requirements, interdependences and vulnerabilities, corporate reactions and collective responses, and how to increase the resilience of leaders and leadership teams. They should consider their responsibilities and policies and priorities for reviewing and enhancing resilience and the nature and level of resilience sought should be attainable, affordable and responsible in relation to what they are seeking to achieve, available opportunities and the challenges and threats that confront them and those for whom they are and/or feel responsible.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Management Services is the quarterly journal of the Institute of Management Services
Uncontrolled Keywords: people; organisations; communities; societies; infrastructures, Human Resource management; diversity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
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