The CEO’s Dilemma

Business Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

In times of volatility, the most successful leaders turn uncertainty into opportunity, activating a business resilience strategy that is forward-looking, resilient, and competitive. No matter their starting point, BCG can help.

Business resilience is the capacity to absorb stress, recover critical functionality, and thrive in altered circumstances, and it has become a key indicator of a company’s overall health. Resilient companies enjoy better outcomes than their peers in three ways: an external shock can have a lesser impact on their performance, the speed of their recovery can be faster, and the extent of their recovery can be greater.

Downturns and disruptions are inevitable. Whether companies lose momentum or—preferably—adapt and advance comes down to one thing: business resiliency.

How Our Business Resilience Framework Can Help

No two resilience journeys are the same, with each path forward individually based on region and industry, so BCG’s business resilience consulting experts help leaders recognize their starting points and guide them each step of the way. Our business resilience framework—sense, adapt, thrive, and transform—equips leaders managing uncertainty with a head-on strategy and a more long-term approach for business resilience planning.

BCG’s sense, adapt, thrive, and transform approach is a dynamic strategy mindset that helps leaders chart their course for the future and build a more resilient enterprise, no matter their starting point. Our business resilience consulting teams help companies reinforce their positions and create functional advantage, even at times of disruption.

Explore Our Insights on Business Resilience Strategy

A Leadership Playbook for Business Resilience Planning

Leaders have never confronted such a complex mix of volatile conditions in so many areas all at once. BCG helps executives design business resilience strategies with objectives that are as ambitious as they are sensible.

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Executive Perspectives

Organizational Resilience

Volatility and uncertainty have significantly stressed organizations and their people. This edition features the capabilities and components needed to build organizational resilience in the near-term and secure competitive advantage in the long run.

Reinforce Business Resilience Across the Value Chain

Today’s uncertain macroeconomic environment requires leaders to build advantage into every aspect of their business, from financial resilience in business to supply chain resilience to pricing to cost management. Read our latest insights on bolstering your core business in the face of uncertainty.

Invest for Future Growth

Caution would be the first response of many companies facing turmoil—but thanks to business resilience frameworks and strategic planning, some organizations are well positioned to take bold actions in such times, laying a foundation for future success.

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Talent Is the Great Antidote to Uncertainty

Attracting the right talent—and optimizing the skills of the current workforce—creates a “people advantage” that can help an organization navigate these uncertain times.

Perspectives from BCG’s Business Resilience Consulting Experts

Meet BCG’s Experts on Achieving Business Resiliency

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Business Resilience in Times of Uncertainty