This month’s The Manchester Briefing outlines a methodology to self-evaluate Recovery plans and Renewal strategies. The self-reflection methodology can be used in conjunction with ISO/TS 22393 featured in TMB Issue 39 and its operational version featured in TMB Issue 49. By reflecting on their response to COVID-19, organisations can identify those strategies that were most effective, helping to inform how we should react to future crises.
Recovery refers to short-term activity to enhance preparedness following a crisis, with a focus on addressing the immediate impacts. Whereas renewal includes more ambitious strategic action to build long-term resilience following a crisis, potentially including societal issues that the crisis has exposed. The methodology has identified seven areas for self-reflection, each with a set of questions that focus on the principles of developing recovery and renewal activities, rather than the intricacies of the activities themselves.