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The power of resilience

Idai

Cyclone Idai struck Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique, in mid-March with torrential rains and winds of more than 190 km per hour. It took days for the sheer size of the resulting disaster to be understood. Full story: https://www.sierraleonetimes.com/news/261030334/cyclone-idai-shows-why-long-term-disaster-resilience-is-so-crucial

 

Getting Resilient

The Odisha government’s disaster management during the recent Cyclone Fani has been lauded the world over. Despite a wind speed of close to 200 kilometres per hour, Cyclone Fani led to 35-odd casualties as opposed to over 10,000 deaths in the 1999 Super Cyclone, thanks to timely warning from the meteorological department. Over 1.2 million people were shifted to safety.

However, with natural disasters becoming increasingly common, it’s time the government focuses on building disaster resilient infrastructure. While Odisha has been successful in minimising human casualties, it’s still struggling to have power…

 

The power of resilience

In a recent Harvard Business Review cited Global Corporate Challenge longitudinal survey of more than 1.5 million employees across 185 countries, it was reported that 36 per cent of employees reported feeling highly or extremely stressed at work on a regular basis.

As we all know, people work better when they are not under extreme pressure constantly. Therefore a high level of personal resilience is vital for effective leaders, teams and individuals, making their businesses and organisations more efficient and productive…

 

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