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Resilient Thinking – Protecting organisations in the 21st century, Second edition

Resilient Thinking – Protecting organisations in the 21st century, Second edition

SKU: 5970
Authors: Phillip Wood
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781787784208
Pages: 401
Published: 30 May 2023
Availability: Available now

Understand how organisations think, plan and deliver on the resilience ‘mission’ and how they should adapt when challenges arise.

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Price: 34,95 €

Since the release of the first edition in 2012, a lot has changed in the world of risk and organisational resilience. Global conflict, political realignments, environmental disruptions, pandemics and disease outbreaks, and cyber attacks are the plethora of threats that have and will continue to endanger the stability of the world. Alongside these risks and issues, technological and societal change is ushering in a new age of opportunity and progress.

What can organisations and people do to prepare for an unexpected future?

To prepare for the unexpected future, organisations need to be resilient. This requires:

  • Understanding the current, emerging and future environments and contexts;
  • People who are knowledgeable about, confident in and capable of building and maintaining resilience in the organisation and within themselves; and
  • A sensible approach to the use of guidance, frameworks and initiative.

Phil Wood’s much expanded and updated second edition explores, develops and enhances the concepts discussed in his previous book in granular detail, analysing our understanding of where we have been, where we are now and where we should be going to develop resilient organisations.

This book will help you:

  • Optimise profitability by making decisions based on thought, analysis and understanding ourselves, our organisations and our environment;
  • Recognise risks to your organisation;
  • Understand the drawbacks of ‘silo’ operations and maintain the organisational resilience capability through effective people;
  • Think about plans that are cost-effective, relevant and workable, and that will maintain organisational viability and competitive edge; and
  • Develop your capability, capacity and a questioning, thinking mindset to match the fast-moving and developing world around you.


About the author

Phil Wood MBE is a resilience consultant and Academic Director for Frontier Risks Group, a leading security and risk management training organisation in the UK. Formerly, he was Head of the School of Aviation and Security at Buckinghamshire New University in the UK. Before his academic career, Phil was a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force, focusing on security, threat protection and operational management, and deputy director of training for an internationally recognised corporate security training company.

Phil has developed and delivered resilience consultancy, higher education and training globally. He has worked in Nigeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Dubai, Kenya, Greece and Oman to deliver security, resilience and business continuity education and consultancy. He is a member of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, an Honorary Member of the Business Continuity Institute, and a Technical Specialist Member of the Institute of Risk Management.

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