Gartner Research

Organizational Resilience Is More Than Just the Latest Trend

Published: 17 May 2018

ID: G00348524

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , Mark Jaggers


Organizational resilience is a strategic imperative and an organizational capability. Security and risk management leaders must work with the whole organization to design, implement and maintain resilience characteristics to ensure digital business initiatives become sustainable operations.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • How Gartner Defines Organizational Resilience
    • Organizational Resilience Layers
    • Resilience Is More Than …
  • Organizational Resilience Drivers
  • Organizational Resilience Characteristics
  • The Two Sides of Organizational Resilience
    • The Resilience Premium
    • The Absurdity of Resilience Marketing and Branding
  • Position Summary: Organizational Resilience Is Strategic to the Business

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