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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: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849283823
Pages: 144
Published: 08 Nov 2012
Availability: In Stock
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849284349
Pages: 135
Published: 08 Nov 2012
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Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849284356
Pages: 135
Published: 08 Nov 2012
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Format: Kindle
ISBN13: 9781849284615
Pages: 135
Published: 08 Nov 2012
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Risk analysis and crisis management - make sure your organisation is prepared.

Resilient Thinking will revolutionise 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 organisational survival.

Price: £19.95

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 organisation? 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 organisation and examines a ‘thinking’ approach to resilience management. As you read this book, you will learn how to:

  • Optimise profitability by thinking about how to make the right decisions for your organisation in the current business climate
  • Recognise potential risks and threats to your organisation and minimise 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 organisation's strengths and weaknesses
  • Put plans in place which 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 organisation's assets and key stakeholder relationships
  • Maintain your competitive edge, as you draw on knowledge gained through your experience and that of your competitors.

“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, credit control and asset & risk review

About the author

Phillip Wood MBE

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 organisations. He is currently Head of the Department of Security and Resilience at Buckinghamshire New University.

Customer Reviews

(5.00)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 2
1. on 09/12/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
A fantastic reading resource which brings a new clear focus on the subject of Organisational Resilience. I am currently studying this subject at Uni and this has helped tremendously. Phil Wood the author injects humor into the book which makes it pleasantly enjoyable to read unlike many of the more complex books. I would certainly recommend this as a Pre-study aide for the Organisational Resilience MSc.
2. on 23/10/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
I received my copy of Phil's book two days ago and aside from being only 132 pages in length the ease at which I read was helped by his easy and simple approach to the subject matter. The book is not bogged down by endless references or long winded intellectual explanations of what is often a simple proposition. So many security related texts are often trying to masquerade as something written at a higher level, as if the subject matter is not worthy of its own status, that over complicating the various approaches to risk or crisis management will elevate them to the realms of medicine. Simple effective security is as important as an advanced over engineered approach, Phil Wood's book asks you to adhere to principles and SOP's, but do not be hindered by them or close off your mind to a free thinking approach that will allow you to flow with the ever changing world that is modern security management (or resilience!!!)
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