Organizational resilience

Air Force maintenance operations re-engineered to bounce back from disturbances 

By Satya S. Chakravorty

Catastrophes can have disastrous effects on individuals, communities and organizations. Varying in severity and frequency, events such as the 1999 outbreak of mad cow disease, the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the 2010 Icelandic volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull remind us of the magnitude and the vastness of their disruptions. Pandemic disease, terrorist attacks, economic recessions or natural disasters all pose serious threats to the continuity of organizations' operations.

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