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Introduction

Resilience is the ability of an organisation to survive a crisis and thrive in a world of uncertainty.

This questionnaire will help estimate the resilience of your organisation. The questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. At the end of this survey you will be emailed a Resilience Report which includes an assessment of how your organisation’s resilience compares to other small and medium sized organisations, as well as practical things you can do to improve the resilience of your organisation.

We use the term ‘organisation’ throughout this questionnaire. By an organisation we mean anything from a one person small business, to a very large corporation, from a small not-for profit to a large Government department.

The questionnaire has been developed by the Resilient Organisations Research Programme at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. The questionnaire is confidential and any data identifying your organisation will not be shared with any third parties. The names of the participants or their organisations will not be used, published, or reported in any of the results. The Resilient Organisations research team may use your data to guide them in updating and improving the questionnaire, and to research ways to improve the resilience of organisations. Confidential and aggregate results and analyses will be published in reports publicly available on the Resilient Organisations website www.resorgs.org.nz, and in peer reviewed academic journals.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch; email human-ethics@canterbury.ac.nz. By choosing to participate, your organisation is consenting to involvement in this study. You may withdraw your participation at any time, including any information you have provided after you have completed the questionnaire. All data will be retained for 10 years, then all of the data with identifiable information will be destroyed.

For more information, or if you would not like your data to be used as part of ongoing research, please contact Erica Seville or John Vargo (Co-leaders of the Resilient Organisations Research Programme) at erica.seville@rsrc.co.nz or john.vargo@canterbury.ac.nz, or go to our website at www.resorgs.org.nz

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