It’s inevitable that all businesses will experience problems – it’s not so much the difficulties that you face but how you deal with them. The Oxford dictionary describes resilience as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties”.
Follow our top tips to help you achieve organisational resilience:
1 The team
Organisational resilience starts with building a great team, which means making sure you concentrate on the HR element of your business. People are the foundation of any business and organisational resilience can only really be achieved if you have a contented and well-trained team, with each person working to maximise their skills, while also taking into account any weaknesses.
2 Anticipate the potential future scenarios and prepare
In the absence of a crystal ball to predict the future this means knowing and understanding your business and the market/sector that you operate in so that you are aware of key events and emerging trends.
Once you’ve done this prepare for both the
- best case scenario and the
- worst possible thing that could happen.
3 Be willing to change
Your business needs to be aware that there may be a better way to do something, so always be ready to explore
– how you are currently operating and
– what improvements you could make.
4 Adapt to change
You can’t expect change to just happen – you have to manage the process. This means being really clear about what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it whilst ensuring that the people who are going to be affected are consulted and involved.
5 Quickly respond to problems
Whatever the problem, deal with it quickly and bring in expert advice as and when you need it.
6 Bounce back from any problems and then move on
Examine what when wrong, work out how it could be prevented and then use the lessons which your business has learned from the experience to grow stronger.
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