Valuable lessons in resilience we can take from the Covid-19 crisis

In this third webinar of our webinar series we took a closer look at different aspects of resilience, both from a network perspective as more practically from a business continuity one.

Resilient business networks by Sicco Santema,Professor of Marketing and Supply Management at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft and owner of Scenter in Driebergen.

People tend to work in silos serving their own goals and interests. In practice, success is dependent on the performance of the network of silos. Sicco Santema discussed a post Covid-19 world, where network resilience will be of increased importance, in order to overcome future pandemic disruptions. How does this resilience of connections between silos work?

Keeping resilience simple by Ir Rinske Geerlings from Business As Usual, Sydney (Australia) - Risk Consultant of the Year 2017 (RMIA), Outstanding Security Consultant of the Year 2019 (OSPAs) and TU Delft Alumnus of the Year 2012.

In order for any network, supply chain, organisation, department, team or individual to be resilient, an incident response/recovery plan or ‘BCP’ (Business Continuity Plan) can truly help. However, such plans are often overly complicated and wordy. Now that Covid-19 has shown us how important a recovery plan is, Rinske Geerlings shared her thoughts on making a simple plan that actually works when you need it most – whether it be for another pandemic scenario or any other disruptive event.