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Resilient Thinking: Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century

Resilient Thinking - Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century

SKU: 3947
Authors: Phillip Wood MBE
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: Adobe eBook
ISBN13: 9781849284349
Pages: 135
Published: 08 Nov 2012
Availability: Always Available
Format: Adobe ePub
ISBN13: 9781849284356
Pages: 135
Published: 08 Nov 2012
Availability: Always Available

Risk analysis and crisis management—make sure your organization is prepared

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It'll never happen to us…

Or will it? There are no guarantees. Disasters happen. Can you be sure they won't happen to your organization? And are you prepared if they do?

No two businesses are the same. They all have different objectives, different values, and different ways of working. Crucially, no two people are the same either, and that can be significant. External factors always have an effect—good or bad—and the impact is different for every company. In times of crisis, the effectiveness of "one-size-fits-all" plans and checklists is, therefore, limited.

Change your thinking on resilience management

Resilient Thinking discusses the importance of thinking laterally about potential impacts on your organization and examines a "thinking" approach to resilience management. As you read this book, you will learn how to:

  • optimize profitability by thinking about how to make the right decisions for your organization in the current business climate
  • recognize potential risks and threats to your organization and minimize impact, should the worst happen
  • understand the drawbacks of "silo" operations and obtain the buy-in of all employees and departments to your resilience planning
  • improve your efficiency and profitability, as you critically assess your organization's strengths and weaknesses
  • put plans in place that are cost-effective, relevant, workable, and reality-based, and which will enable a return to "business as usual" as quickly as possible after an incident
  • protect your organization's assets and key stakeholder relationships
  • maintain your competitive edge as you draw on knowledge gained through your experience and that of your competitors.

Resilient Thinking will revolutionize your approach to risk analysis and crisis management. Even if the worst does happen, you will be fully equipped to handle it.

Be equipped. Be prepared. Be ready with this vital guide to organizational survival.


“In Resilient Thinking, Phillip Wood shows the reader how to learn to recognize potential risks and threats, put cost-effective and workable plans into place and minimize the impact of an incident … Written in a highly informative and engaging manner, Resilient Thinking aims to revolutionize the reader’s approach to risk analysis and crisis management so that even if the worst does happen, they will be fully equipped to handle it.”
Frank Edwards

About the Author

Phillip Wood MBE has extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of security and resilience disciplines. He has delivered security, resilience, and business continuity education and consultancy in a number of different countries and to numerous organizations. He is currently Head of the Department of Security and Resilience at Buckinghamshire New University

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