UTILISING WEAK SIGNALS FOR ORGANISATIONAL RESILIENCE
As part of my Executive Diploma in Organisational Leadership, I have recently thought a lot about organisational resilience. That is “the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper” (Denyer, 2017) or in short: how do we bounce back from a crisis and – even better – be prepared for the next challenge? If history tells us one thing, it is that there will be a next time. It might not be a pandemic that shakes our status quo, but maybe geopolitical changes, demographic shifts, technological inventions or new customer preferences.