Over one third of respondents of Control Risks’ Business Resilience Survey 2016/2017 (www.ControlRisks.com) felt that their organisations lacked the relevant skills or talent to drive corporate resilience; this is an increase of 17% on 2015. This is in spite of the fact that 27% of respondents have actively recruited dedicated resources to support the resilience agenda, and 46% have invested in training, awareness, and communications. Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy, today published its survey “The State of Enterprise Resilience”, assessing the degree to which the concept of resilience has gained traction and become embedded within organisations.
Further key findings include:
1 – ISO 22316 provides guidance on resilience programmes. 62% of respondents were either aware of or have read the draft of ISO 22316 – the guide to organisational resilience. 92% of respondents agree with the core principles which focus largely on shared purpose and collaboration across functions. However, 18% of respondents indicated that they would not be striving to adopt the core principles, preferring instead to stick to existing processes.
2 – The importance of effective leadership. 53% of all respondents indicated that the effectiveness of leadership was the highest-priority objective supporting the resilience agenda. This aligns to the guidance in ISO 22316 which states effective management and governance supports organisational resilience. Anticipation of and managing change rated as the next highest priority for organisations. To build sufficient adaptability, resilience should be driven