Business Resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.

Bubbles pop, downturns stop

Economic downturns are impossible to predict and sure as sunrise. Build resilience now, because when the sun comes up, you’d better be moving.

Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations

May 11, 2020 – COVID-19 has created an imperative for companies to reconfigure their operations, and an opportunity to transform them.

Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

March 16, 2020 – For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help...

Supply-chain recovery in coronavirus times—plan for now and the future

March 18, 2020 – Actions taken now to mitigate impacts on supply chains from coronavirus can also build resilience against future shocks.

Building resilient operations

May 21, 2019 – In the face of rising uncertainty, get ready for the unexpected. To build resilience, accelerate productivity improvement and...

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Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next

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Staying resilient during an economic downturn

While the last downturn was severe, a group of companies we’ve called “resilients” flourished. How did they do it?

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Preparing for and managing through a downturn

April 19, 2019 – As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their...

Stronger for longer: How top performers thrive through downturns

December 20, 2019 – Resilient companies enjoy gains that last long after an economic crisis has passed.

Resilience and value: A CFO tool kit for withstanding shocks

September 9, 2019 – New research has identified a set of capabilities that allow an organization to repeatedly bounce back from setbacks or adapt...

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How retailers can build resilience ahead of a recession

March 10, 2020 – Recent history shows how retailers can prepare for a downturn to create competitive advantage.

Resilience in transport and logistics

February 4, 2020 – The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks. Here’s how to prepare your operations...

February 4, 2020 – The transportation-and-logistics sector is especially susceptible to economic shocks. Here’s how to prepare your operations...

September 25, 2019 – After delivering record profits in 2017, global automakers have faced several challenges over the past 12 months. Can the industry...

Beating the cycle: Building resilience in chemicals

September 18, 2019 – Economic downturns take their toll—and chemical companies are no exception. Our research finds companies that increased resilience...

Resilience in TMT: Winning in downturns

October 1, 2019 – Economic downturns hold substantial opportunities for companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sector....

Recession and resilience: Preparing healthcare leaders for the next economic downturn

July 11, 2019 – Economic ebbs and flows are called “cycles” for a reason. The challenge for healthcare leaders is not whether the...

RELATED INSIGHTS

The secret to unlocking hidden value in the balance sheet

March 18, 2020 – For many companies, managing financial resources is a challenge. But combining analytics with a holistic approach to balance sheet management can help capture the opportunity and improve performance.

A primer in resilience: A conversation with Kevin Carmody

January 6, 2020 – Having a resilience plan in place can set a company apart from its competitors while simultaneously improving cash flow and strengthening the balance sheet.

A primer in resilience: Maximizing value beyond earnings

November 4, 2019 – Empowering the finance organization to take decisive action to strengthen the balance sheet is critical to achieving organizational resilience.

Value and resilience through better risk management

October 1, 2018 – In a risk environment that is growing more perilous and costly, boards need to help steer their companies toward resilience and value by embedding strategic risk capabilities throughout the organization.

Building board-management dynamics to withstand a crisis: Addressing the fault lines

September 17, 2019 – Crises can strain relationships at the top of organizations to the breaking point. Improving the dynamics between board members and senior executives can make recovery from crisis more successful.

Are you prepared for a corporate crisis?

April 17, 2017 – No one can predict when disaster will strike—but knowing what to expect if it does will buy precious time.