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Is your organization’s planning brittle?

Geary Sikich provides five questions that you can work through to assess whether your organization’s planning is resulting in brittleness.

Good intentions do not make for the creation of a robust/resilient organization. Business continuity plans, disaster recovery plans, emergency response plans, etc., that are standalone documents generally reflect good intentions – whether to meet regulatory requirements or to address governance. I would have to say that this should be a wake-up call for executives in all industries. We live in a complex and interdependent world. Complex systems are full of interdependencies that are hard to detect. The result is nonlinearity in responses to events, especially random events/shocks.

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