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.


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