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Leading in a Crisis: Organisational Resilience in Mega-Crises   [open html - 0B]

From the Webpage: "The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a mega-crisis, and will rapidly overwhelm organisations and cause disruption for extended periods of time, similar to the Japanese tsunami in 2011 or the USA's Hurricane Katrina in 2006, except on a global scale. During a major disruptive event like this, it is important to prevent partial or complete breakdowns of the people, organisations and networks involved in response and recovery efforts. Extraordinary demands are placed on these organisations when a mega-crisis hits. These demands are difficult enough to manage in 'sudden impact' crises of short duration ('sprints'). They are even more challenging with regard to cascading, long-duration crises with multiple peaks ('marathons'). The response to COVID-19 requires organisations to perform intense sprints while running a marathon. Effective mega-crisis responses require more than just the capacity to respond reliably to peak pressures and messy circumstances. What organisations need to develop is the capacity to sustain this reliability over a long period of time, even when key staff and resources are impacted."

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2020-04-02
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