The Need for Organisational Resilience - Chapter 2



The Skilful Strategist

Defeats the Enemy

Without doing battle,

Captures the city

Without laying siege

Overthrows the enemy state

Without protracted war.

(Tzu 2008, 14)

Strategic Resilience

This chapter looks at the art of Strategic management as a means of driving organisational

resilience. Strategic Management is concerned with the organisation as a whole. At its heart,

it defines the organisation’s overall direction, considering the threats and opportunities that

come from within the organisation and from the external environment:

• Strategic decisions are long-term

• They set out the mission and vision of the organisation

• They are related to the highest level of planning in an organisation.

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