Humanex Resilience – why the name?
I have been asked a few times about the name, and here are two definitions which sum it up….
“Human Excellence - being the best we can be in every situation”
“Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”.
Shortened to “Humanex Resilience” – and this is how the name came about…
I reflected on the frantic pace of change in the world, from mind boggling technological leaps, to information and data security risks (are you listening, Alexa?!), to the impacts of climate change, to political and social unrest, and terrorism – and who knows what by the time we get to the end of this decade. By 2030, we may be worrying about things which don’t even exist as ‘things’ yet!
When I spoke at two industry events in 2019, I emphasised that the common factor to all resilience and continuity challenges we face now, and in the future, are the people. No-one disagreed. This is because, no matter how much clever shiny tech you have, how many plans you write, or how many standards boxes you tick, what brings resilience and continuity to life is the ‘humans’ – your management team, your staff, your suppliers, your partners, even your neighbours. Unfortunately, it is the sometimes the people who have caused the problems in the first place!
They need to have the expertise, skills, knowledge and confidence to plan for the unexpected, and the ability to be able apply themselves – as individuals and as teams. By this, I mean they need to know (and be trained and exercised in) how to be flexible and creative when planning and responding, because incidents don’t follow scripts.
At Humanex Resilience, we will bring you new ideas, remind you of old ones that still work (like backup and restore tests, and IT/Disaster Recovery - because there is no such thing as 100% guaranteed system ‘up time’ or service availability!) and forge a path to the future, which includes nurturing the next generation of resilience and continuity professionals - see the fledgling programme
Our ability to survive whatever the world throws at us is in the hands of people, not robots, clouds or apps.
Welcome to Humanex Resilience!