Riding the waves — strengthening organisational resilience
Organisational resilience is misunderstood and underestimated, often seen as the ability to ‘keep going’. IMPOWER believe a better definition is required and recently co-produced a report with the County Councils Network — ‘Riding the waves: strengthening council resilience’ — which provided a new understanding and highlighted that organisational resilience must be deliberately invested in.
Running a marathon as opposed to running a sprint is the prevailing metaphor for council resilience given Covid-19. However, this is misleading. This is not a marathon. There is no finish line. IMPOWER’s research with a several local authorities recognises that disruption is part of the core business of a council. Disruptions will keep coming, so councils must ride the waves.
In this event, we explored IMPOWER’s organisational resilience framework and join in a rich discussion about what organisational resilience really means and how to strengthen it for your council.
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- Launch of the London Poverty Profile
- What can we expect from the Comprehensive Spending Review
- How do we drive corporate improvement
- Making a doughnut for London
- Health on the high street
- Owning the future: taking a community wealth building approach
- Imagination by design
- Cities as Platforms
- Communities driving change
- Developing a community endowment fund
- What are the future scenarios for London
- How do we mobilise cross-cutting groups & team to navigate change together
- How do we navigate uncertainty while trying to shift systems
- Portfolio approaches to blending strategy & experimentation
- Long term view across generations
- Cross-organisational collaboration
- Radical visions of government
- New operating models
- Council & university collaboration
- Relationship makers
- Capabilities in policy engagement
- Scenarios for civil society
- Tools to influence and drive change in public services
- Learning through the pandemic
- Develop challenge-based prizes
- Discover policy Innovations from across the world