New Release: Building Resilient Organizations Through Change, Chance, and Complexity

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Business continuity and resilience consultant Dr. David Lindstedt has released Building Resilient Organizations through Change, Chance, and Complexity, a new book that unpacks the nature of resilient organizations and how they prepare for unpredictable, complex, and profound change.

Organizations that do not adapt and evolve die. To date, however, it has not been at all clear how to build a resilient organization. That puts us all in the unenviable position of trying to ready our organizations for an increasingly uncertain future without the proper guidance to do it.

Building Resilient Organizations through Change, Chance, and Complexity introduces 14 elements of resilience that consistently emerge in organizations that have thrived amid adversity and volatility. Resilience is not about determination, grit, cybersecurity, or teams of resilient individuals; resilience, it turns out, is often confused with robustness. Readers will discover how resilient organizations build and employ a distinctive combination of crews, capital, culture, and leadership – and, crucially – how to adapt these combinations for their own organization.

Senior business leaders, consultants, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals will appreciate this book’s practical, approachable, and engaging guidance, including insights by leaders from Health Care for the Homeless, The Ohio State University, NBCUniversal, retail stores, and more.

Building Resilient Organizations through Change, Chance, and Complexity is available through Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Buyers can save 20% on their book purchase using the discount code ESA22 here.

About the Author: 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.


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