Organizational resilience is surprisingly strange. It is not nearly as clear-cut and straight-forward as we typically believe. It is full of tensions and paradoxes, most of which have been overlooked, and few of which anyone has begun to carefully address.
In particular, leaders at all levels may have to actively surrender a great deal of control during times of great change, exactly the times where they will be tempted to ‘grab the reins’ most forcefully.
In this talk, Dr. David Lindstedt discusses his research on Building Resilient Organizations, focusing in particular on ways to begin to prepare for constant adaptation in a VUCA world while meeting the consistent demands for control and efficiency.
Dr. David Lindstedt splits his time between business continuity and resilience consulting, project portfolio management, and research. He founded his own company, established an industry standard, leads an international think tank, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning. He consults with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. He has published dozens of articles, both general and scholarly. He regularly presents at continuity and risk management conferences, is a frequent guest on podcasts, and occasionally lectures in university courses on preparedness and project management.