For most organizations, the past few months have challenged the assumptions we had about the way we work, the way we interact and how we grow our businesses. And while we certainly don’t seem to be out of the woods yet, with COVID-19 cases increasing in 38 states as of early July, there are many lessons that organizations can take away from these times to build a more resilient approach and emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.

Resiliency planning isn’t a new concept. It’s been used in many industries and academic disciplines. One of the common uses for resiliency planning is to help cities plan for environmental issues and challenges like affordable housing, congestion and socioeconomic and racial inequity. These techniques can be applied to organizations that are struggling to keep their business afloat and remain relevant to members in the wake of COVID-19.