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Mastering Turbulence: The Essential Capabilities of Agile and Resilient Individuals, Teams and Organizations by John W. Selsky, Joseph McCann

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chapter SIX

Designing for Action

It is often not clear what element in a turbulent environment requires a response, or what response to make. Fortunately, the metrics and methods for matching the environment with effective responses are well developed in such fields as competitive intelligence, political risk assessment, and strategic issues management. The World Economic Forum (WEF), for example, has recently launched a Global Risk Network composed of a cross-sector “community of experts” who are dedicated to “learn, plan, and act jointly” around identified global risks, specifically to foster systemic resilience (Schwab, 2011, p. 56). A related Risk Response Network (RRN) aims “to provide private and public sector leadership with an independent ...

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