In the previous post of this series I talked about the 3 words that I have chosen to provide my focus for 2011.
This post expands on the ideas that ‘community’ is intended ot focus on.
I want to make the blog more resilient
There is only so long you can go writing notes to yourself, so this focus area is to remind me to try different things to see if I can get some discussion going.
My analytics tell me that people are still coming here and reading (even over the holidays), still getting traffic from search engines – but there is no discussion!
One of my motivations to start the blog was to discuss the concept of resilience – so I need to work at building community around this content.
The community focus also provides continuity from earlier areas of focus – Clarity and Connectedness. The quest to become more resilient is a journey not a destination, the ideas and focus need to be ongoing.
This is also to remind me to review and build on earlier work where appropriate.
Provide a link to the “real world”
A lot of the discussions on this concept will take place in the real world, not just on the blog. The focus here is to integrate these online and offline conversations.
I am looking forward to an interesting year with a number of conferences and professional working groups already booked in;
- BCI Partnership “Discipline Mapping” Working Group
- ASIS Organizational Resilience Maturity Model (ORMM) Technical Committee
- World Conference on Disaster Management, Toronto
- BCI Symposium, Sydney
- and maybe the BCI World Conference in London
And some webinars if I can drag myself out of bed at times that are convenient to North American attendees!
Resilience – it takes a village
Finally, let us remember that when the incident is extreme – community is more important than the individual in displaying resilience.
The photo above is taken from current flooding events in Queensland, Australia. Many towns are being impacted by the worst flooding in 100 years or more. And some people want to visit the towns to sightsee – and to loot.
Community, critical to resilience and an important area to focus on?
What do you think?
Tell me – what would motivate you to comment on a blog post?